We all have people in our lives that are in someway hurting themselves. We talk and talk yet our words fall on deaf ears. The thing that we have to remember is that we each have our own journey we must travel, our own emotions that we are experiencing, and pain that we must handle, and we each handle them differently.
It’s not always possible to know the demons that haunt a persons mind, the demons that push someone to self-destructive behavior such as the over indulgence in drugs and alcohol or other kinds physical self-destruction. As a caring and loving friend or family member it’s our desire to help that person get help and to heal, but sometimes no matter what we do it isn’t possible to help them, and their self-destruction becomes a destructive force in the lives of everyone around them.
As much as you can love and care for another person there comes a point when you must realize that it’s time to let them walk their walk in the way they choose even if it’s a walk you don’t agree with or understand. Sometimes our help is more harm than help, and the person that is self-destructive knowing they will always have that safely blanket doesn’t put the work in that they need too, and for some that are self-destructive they have to lose everything to want to get better.
If you have reached the point that it’s time to walk way the most you can do for yourself is to give yourselves permission to let go and not feel guilty when someone else’s self destruction becomes a destructive force in your own life. The walk away is not cruel it is self-preservation and possibly the best gift that you can give them.
Do you know when and how to let go?
Love and blessings in divine order,