Every so often I am reminded of my former marriage and life by friends through social networks that contain posts, texts, conversations, stories, or photographs.
Usually, I can look at the world I am no longer a part of… an accept it for what it is… and know that I made the right choice by moving on and creating a new life.
But sometimes, I find myself becoming overwhelmed with emotion and my heart feels like it is being “left out.”
I feel like I am now no longer… part of the group.
In the past when I felt these feelings, I would be unable to shake it, to progress past that moment in my day, and flustered and unsettled, I would end up letting my emotions ruin my serenity.
Today, after years of spiritual footwork, I am able to take a moment, allow myself to feel these feelings, and then make a running inventory of all the positive reasons I choose to no longer be part of that lifestyle… that world.
Feelings are just that… feelings.
They are not facts.
The fact is that I no longer want to live a lifestyle that does not fit my spiritual path.
I may have moments of regret, or emotion, but they will be fleeting and minor if I focus on the choices I made for my greater good.
“Dear God, help me to put ego aside and move forward and away from a past that no longer aligns with my spiritual foundation.”