I was recently saddened to hear of a couple of friends who are really struggling with their direction in life.
Everything seemed to be going well as they tried to redirect where they were going and how they were living. Then, very quickly and for no clear reason everything fell apart. They re-embarked on what can only be described as a self-destructive path.
Why the sudden change?
In all honesty I don’t know the whole story, but I do know that their response is, in part, a reaction to how others have acted and what others have said.
These friends had come from a hard background and a very tough life. The change in their lives and lifestyle had been remarkable. BUT, for some this wasn’t good enough. When my friends expressed doubts and questions along the way, instead of receiving help and support they were met with judgement and a general lack of love. Eventually this became too much for them to handle and they retreated back into their familiar world, even though it had been so destructive.
It all leaves me feeling very frustrated and very sad;
- sad for what could have been
- sad for what they have lost
- sad for what others have lost
- sad for all the lost potential
- sad that people have been damaged by people
… and I’m left asking myself,
“Do I ever hinder or crush others through my lack of concern; failure to listen; my judgements; my lack of unconditional love?”