“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story….. that’s the end of their part in your story.”
Last week I was talking about writing your own story with excitement. This excitement might be dulled because you have someone in your life who no longer needs to be there. If you look back at your life you may realise that there are people who used to be around but who have moved on. I noticed that with my Xmas card list, last year. There were some whose lives have taken a different path – no animosity but more a drifting apart. Things like school reunions can bring people back together for a short while and it is fun to reminisce, but your lives have a different focus now.
What is harder, is the drifting apart of people who have been special in your life, because there is so much more at stake. This usually has to be a conscious decision from one person. Although there may be some grief around this decision, when we look back on that chapter of our story hopefully we are able to see the things learned, the gift in the parting and the strength of character that we are taking into the next chapters. Chinese Medicine links grief with the energy of the lungs. Just like our breath going in and out of the body, there is a healthy way to take on new things but be able to let go when it is time to move on. This grief can be surrounding a death, a separation or losing a job.
Whatever it is for you, enjoy the lessons learned from the people in your story!