We all have people in our lives that are in someway hurting themselves. Wetalk 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, our own pain that we must handle, and we each handle our lives and what comes with them differently.
It’s not always possible to know the demons that haunt a persons mind, or 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 is our desire to help that person get the help they need and to heal, but sometimes no matter what we do it isn’t possible to help them. Unfortunately, their self-destruction can begin to become 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 is time to let them walk their walk in the way they choose to walk it, even if it is a walk you don’t agree with or understand. Sometimes our help or what we think is help, does more harm than good. The person that is being self-destructive knowing they will always have that safely blanket may do little to help themselves, because they know someone will be there to catch them, 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 is time to walk way the best thing you can do for yourself is to give yourselves permission to let go. You should never feel guilty for walking away when someone else’s self–destructivebehavior becomes a destructive force in your own life. The walk–away is not cruel it is self-preservation. It can also be the motivation they need to make the changes that they need to make.
Do you know when and howto let go?
Love and blessings in divine order,