The changing tide of relationships
Akin to the rising and falling tide or a seed sprouting into a magnificent tree only to fall to the earth and become soil, relationships come and go or change and reform.
Nothing ever remains the same and whilst this can feel uncomfortable at times this is one of life’s experiences that we all receive. The wisdom our relationships provide us are invaluable. They are the pearl in the oyster if you choose to crack open the shell to see what’s inside.
In my lifetime I have had many relationships fall away. Some quite dramatically such as through death and others have organically dissolved without so much as a ripple.
What I have learnt is to accept, allow, give sincere gratitude and to let go. Nothing belongs to me, especially any relationship.
One of the beautiful elements of life is that when we let go and create space this allows for other experiences and/or relationships to transform or new ones to present. We are in flow rather than being trapped in a whirlpool of disharmony.
I will leave you with a famous poem Reason, Season or Lifetime.
Lots of love x
Reason, Season or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, A season or a Lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realise is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their wake is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Author of Reason, Season or Lifetime - Traci Smith (allegedly there have been others who claim to have written this piece)