by Hattie Spiritweaver
Love is the key to everything in relationships. We have a rough time understanding that the act of love can move mountains in a relationship. We desire to experience love, compassion, and empathy.
There are times when we get lost in the anger, resentment, bitterness, and frustration. We may have a closed heart and close others off. We may feel no one loves us or accepts us for who we are.
We may fall into negative self-talk and believe nothing is working in our lives, or there is nothing we do right. This simply isn’t the truth. We do things right every day in our lives. We fail to give ourselves enough credit for the many things we do in life, and the many lives we touch every day.
When we are hurting, we close off other people who love us. We slam the door, so to speak, and drift away into our private world. Life doesn’t always seem fair at times. It becomes difficult to accept that life isn’t always what we desire it to be.
Love is something that sets us free. When we open our heart, we are able to free ourselves from a self-made prison and feel life again. Love is recognizing we are all human. We’ve all been wounded many times in our lives. We must find a way to forgive others for their injury. This doesn’t always mean we need to have a relationship with them or participate in any kind of communication, but it does set us free from carrying around the wound with us everywhere we go.
If the relationship is reconcilable, give each other time and space to heal. Allow the other person and yourself to find balance and harmony. We may want things to end fairly quickly. Naturally, we want to avoid pain and suffering. We may want to avoid conflict. This makes it more difficult when we want to be relieved of the burden and to have a happy, healthy relationship.
Source: OMTimes Magazine