During my spiritual journey, I have encountered so many people. Some helped and supported me, some taught me lessons, and some reflected back the unhealed wounds within me. Whoever they were, I had a chance to observe their progress, some from afar. It is a miraculous things to see others moving forward on their journeys, and many returning home to their loved ones.
For examples, my ex-husband who lived for years alone in the mountains of Virginia away from people has decided to return home to his family in Michigan. Many have returned home after searching far and wide for sanctuary, escape, or adventure. Whatever the purpose for our journeys, I observe others moving forward, and that makes my heart happy for them. It is saddest to see people staying stuck somewhere they don’t belong. Maybe because I remained stuck for many years, floundering, lost, and suffering, and I do not wish this on anyone else.
Today, I said good-bye to my ex-husband as we both have moved forward on our respective paths. It has been an emotional day of letting go. It feels different than my past departures as it feels like releasing all the hurt and allowing myself to heal. It feels more like the pieces coming together rather than pieces falling apart. With each good-bye, my heart mends as I know I am no longer running away from my past, but moving toward my future.
As we embraced each other in tears, we let each other go onto our futures. They were not tears of regret or hurt, but joy that we crossed paths on our life journeys. My heart is full with gratitude rather than empty with resentment, as I will always love those I have loved even if I am no longer with them. (Copywrite 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)