I recently experienced a healing in my heart that seems simple enough; yet it is profound: I let go of my concern about some people who don’t especially like me. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they dislike me; they just don’t include or embrace me.
On one hand, it is easy to say, “So?” On the other, this points to a deeper sense that I am okay because I know who I am and like myself. I don’t need the acceptance or approval of others to feel good.
Perhaps the greatest reward in this is that I am so peaceful within. All fear, worry, hurt feelings and anger are gone; I am free to move forward without the ankle weights of insecurity. My focus is on the path ahead: Where from here? What shall I build today?
This is a giant step in my journey to wholeness. It truly brings courage and hope to my heart. May you find the same kind of release and freedom in your own relationships: first in the one you have with yourself; then in your connection with others.