If something or someone isn’t doing you good in some way, it’s more than okay to sometimes have to walk away…
“Don’t be afraid to walk away from things, places, and people that leave your soul heavy.“
It’s Autumn again here in the Northern Hemisphere and with this particular seasonal shift there comes the absolutely lovely life lesson that sometimes it’s important to let things go. I mean, Autumn shows us just how beautiful it is to let things go – something I touched upon in Affirmation Mondays175. This lovely mantra goes hand-in-hand with this by helping to open the mind to the idea that it is okay to sometimes walk away.
We all do live in a world that does it’s best to teach us to stick with things and people through thick and thin and that is a very good lesson. I mean, everyone and everything has ups and down, highs and lows, and there are plenty of situations when it is beyond worth it to see it through the rough patches. That is a huge aspect of actually living life and having relationships. By staying the course you learn things about yourself and others and you oftentimes come out stronger for it.
There are also times when walking away is a perfectly acceptable, and sometimes necessary, choice.
Those times are the times when you realize that you are sacrificing too much – too much of your time, too many of your morals, too much of yourself. It’s those times and situations that cost more than they are worth. The times that won’t result in good for yourself. The things, place and people that leave your soul heavy and hurting.
It can be a difficult realization to accept – knowing that this situation, this person or this place that you have tried your darnedest with or given so much to is actually not for you anymore. That it’s time to walk away and that it’s perfectly acceptable and okay to do that. To know that no, it doesn’t make you a quitter – it makes you a decision maker and you decided to choose what is best for you.
It doesn’t matter if the entire world wants to label you a quitter for choosing to walk away. You are not. It’s merely the blanket label that those who refuse to acknowledge the personal choice and power of others use to try and keep their own power intact. By choosing to fully recognize what is no longer lifting your soul up and doing something about it, you are taking care of you. Sometimes this means trying once more, but if you are done trying and simply walk away, that’s okay.
I’ve had to walk away before and I’ve had people walk away from me. It sucks no matter the choice, and yeah, it was baffling and painful when someone chose to walk away from me instead of trying, but ultimately they had to do what was right by them, even if it hurt me. I have moved on and wish them nothing but love and peace in their lives, and you know what, by doing that I have given myself love and peace. I certainly hope that for those I’ve had to walk away from the same can be said. Our own power is sacred and I wouldn’t wish anyone to feel that they have to compromise their own in unnecessary ways just to be in my life or for me to be in theirs. I only want to uplift others and encourage their own positive growth and empowerment, never detract from it.
It’s so important in this season of letting go and releasing, that as we begin to turn inward we look at our lives and do the same. It’s okay and don’t be afraid to walk away from things, places, and people that leave your soul heavy. You are worth lifting up and if you have to shed a bit to do that, go ahead. It’s really a beautiful thing to let go, and yes, to walk away, from what no longer lightens your soul.
Namaste ~ Ella
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