With 52 years of life experience under my belt, I have come to realise that relationships change whether I want them to or not. I love the saying, ‘people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.’ I know a big part of the many seasons and reasons in my life were to help me dig deeper. To help me realise the layers of protection that I had used, to cover over and protect my own heart.
What I also realise, is my life is unique, no other person has had the life experiences I have had, no other person knows my inner voice, the things I tell myself. In any given situation, what I feel and experience may be completely alien to what is being felt and experienced by the other person.
For this reason it is vitally important that I let go of any judgements or resentments I may be feeling. My judgements and resentments come from my unique life perspective, ‘my normal’ and it’s not always easy to watch someone else act out ‘their normal.’
The best I can do is give them my full attention and attempt to understand their point of view, their unique perspective, then explain where I am coming from and convey my perspective.
As long as my intentions and motivations are clear, I welcome every season, reason or lifetime relationship. Jo of Yoga Rhythms.