This weekend is a great exercise in letting go, and breaking free from codependency. Codependency is the oppositve of love as it is our need to fill the void by another because we cannot love ourselves. Do not confused codependency with love. If you have not learned to love yourself first, your relationships are codependencies.
Two friends this week tried to pursuade me to stay in small rural conservative community where I currently live, and college where I work. I have always lived in large cities with very diverse progressive communities, and I will be moving next to such a place.
After explaining for hours my reasons for leaving and my need to move forward on my spiritual journey, I finaly told these people that I am sorry, but where my spiritual journey takes me is where my journey takes me. Regrettably, they cannot come on my journey as they must travel on their own path.
I realize that when I have been working feverishly nearly everyday on my emotional healing and spiritual work, they have stayed in the same emotional place as when I first met them four years ago. During these four years, they have become codependents while I have been striving to detached and become independent.
Breaking the patterns of codependency is very difficult as I have been a codependent in all my relationships for most of my life. For the first time, I am flying solo and finally feel free from the bondage of codependency.
Many do not understand why I need to break these patterns, because they still practice these negative patterns. They are confused as to why these patterns must change in order to have a healthier, happier, and more peaceful life. It is something they cannot fully understand, but must be experienced.
On some level, we all want the healthier, happier, and more peaceful life, but most are unwilling to give up the old patterns of negative behaviors. These patterns are difficult to break as many are unaware that they are practicing these negative patterns.
In the past, I tried to help others see this negative pattern, but now I do not try as they become extremely defensive and even combative. If a friend asks my opinion, I will share my thoughts, but each person must be ready to hear and face their own darkness on their own time and terms. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)