Take Stock

So many times in life, we meet someone and we make a snap judgement about them. I have written before about how important it is to open your mind and know that we all have more in common than what divides us. Today, I am finally taking on the more challenging task of writing about the snap impressions we make about people we LIKE.

There is a truth that I have noticed that, just as we make assumptions about people who are different from us or who initially rub us the wrong way, we are all equally guilty of making assumptions about our friends and associates. This might show up in many ways. For example, you might meet someone who seems like they might be a good partner - in love or in business. As you notice how much you have in common with the person, you might then begin to project that you have more in common than you actually do. It is so easy when you want something to work out to assume that a person has your same values, work ethic, intelligence, plans for the future, etc. Often times this is correct, but also many times this is not the case. As you continue in the relationship, you might see signs that the person and you are not as aligned as you thought. Sometimes, this lack of synergy gets more and more gaping as time moves on. So, the question is, what do you do?

This question ties into a discussion that I had this week with a friend whose cousin died of a brain tumor at about our age - checked into the hospital 3 months ago feeling a little off and NEVER left. The fact is that life is short and precious. So, it is important every once in a while to stop and take stock of what you are doing and who are you aligned with. It might be VERY difficult or painful to leave any kind of relationship, but also, so important to realize that you deserve to be in a good work/friend/love relationship. Likely the other person notices the disconnect as well and the separation will be easier than you think.

Always move forward into love and light and alignment!

Copyright 2019 Nancy C Murray

Nancy C Murray is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, Reiki master and spiritual leader.  She leads public and private yoga classes and healing sessions and also retreats and transformational journeys.