I am grateful that I am finally learning the difference between being kind and loving and being a doormat! I can seek to be forgiving and to understand why someone does something hurtful to me but that does not mean I have to stick around and allow them to continue harming me. I may be one with humanity and the universe but that doesn’t mean I must be a personal friend with each and every soul at this moment in my existence. Sometimes it is a matter of my own personal growth to choose to love myself enough to walk away. And instead of making me a bad person that action will make me a better person. As I get better at loving myself I get better at loving others. And there are times when the most loving thing I can do for someone else is to show them by my absence that cruelty, unkindness, and extreme narcissism are not to be tolerated. For the first time in my life, I am processing choosing to end a relationship or relationships which are spiritually, mentally, and emotionally unhealthy for me without guilt or shame or self-hatred. I am congratulating myself for personal growth and strength to say, “Enough is enough.” It feels good to make a loving decision on my own behalf and stick to it. I am thankful, so thankful, I am finally–finally–learning to let go of negative people and negative emotions on this journey of discovery into gratitude and love.
- Love! (feetfirstbook.wordpress.com)