If you paint with only a couple of colors all the time you miss your rainbow.
I disagree to that blanket statement. Seems so…black and white. It really doesn’t acknowledge that you might be the pain in the arse in the situation. Or that the relationship is “meant to be”. That you are both there to grow and learn. Maybe the relationship should change or evolve, but to just throw it out…You get uncomfortable, you don’t feel good, you’re the pain, they are the pain, you bale, they bale, you take your un-evolving baggage with you and shade your next relationship with the same color.
Life is shaded with a PLETHRA of experiences to make life VIBRANT.
The last month: my person challenge; to live fully, gain the gifts, let go of whats not meant to stay.
Running a race that I WORKED hard for and rocked out. My dog getting cancer, putting her down, burying her. The family experience of that. Years of hard work paying off and finally having my family reunited. Asking for something and receiving it, on my time table interestingly enough. Sadness of my wonderful mentor moving, acknowledging that it‘s time for me to be more of a big girl. Letting go of a relationship that wasn‘t nurturing my heart, wanting to make sure that I wasn‘t baling, that I didn‘t needed to stick longer. Having a relationship with mentor and friend, where one has discord and the other not. Accepting that my mother is who she is, not baling and not being too attached, but living the relationship fully non–the–less, on some terms that I don‘t quite understand yet, but that‘s ok. Working through a shoulder injury, the pain, frustration and blah blah blah. Having a ton of fun with my kids. Really loving life, being SUPER DUPER EXCITED! Putting my biz hat back on and building some momentum.
I really didn’t back down from fully living any of these experiences. I tried to not get so attached to one experience, one color, letting that shade the rest. It was tough, but once through it…WHOOOO RAW!
It’s healthy to have relationships of all different kinds. Happy. Business. Strictly formal. Have agreed to disagree. Not getting along. Loving. Discord. We learn from them all. I want to be careful of “oh I don’t align with that person so out they go”.
Perhaps with a bit of patience and understanding. We shine with our strongest colors, but diminish the others. So more of a blue rainbow. Or a pink one.
The world/life/relationship are always changing. This is our playing ground to learn, find ourselves, change ourselves, find things…If we bale, work so hard to make live comfortable…we miss out. We get stagnate. Stale. Gray.