In recent months, I have begun the letting go process in earnest, and this is what I have learned. The biggest influence in my willingness to let go is coming to the reality and my own willingness to admit that there is nothing I can do to change how someone treats me, behaves towards me, or feels about me. I have absolutely no power to change any of this.
This was a hard reality for me, and it took quite a while to come to terms with this. The truth is that how someone treats and feels about us is less about us and more about them. There were times that I could not understand why someone would not love, appreciate, or care about me. It is quite simply, because it was never about me.
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