“Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self-worth.”
Whoever said/wrote this quote is definitely and intellectual of life, people, and things. It’s something which I’ve struggled with for myself for a little while – relying on certain individuals for they have uplifted me for a good part of life (for which I am extremely grateful for), but can’t seem to let them go when things take a turn-around…
Life is about facing what is and learning from the lessons it provides you. If you choose to ignore lessons that have been gifted to you – you are bound to repeat the past mistakes.
This quote to me means there is an opportunity to avoid all that unnecessary drama simply by loving one’s self and being with other who love you just as the same. It is always easier for the company that you so wish to keep to bring you down instead of you uplifting them.
So, it’s important that you recognize that your friends reflect you.
This quote made me reflect on the situations I have/and am going through. I’ve had to walk away from several as an act of love. Sometimes it’s ok to fight, it shows perseverance. Other times the kindest thing you can do is walk away.
The pain of discovering that all I had invested had been on vain. The only way I managed to pull myself out of the pity party was to accept I was not perfect, draw on any lessons learned and forgive myself and any others involved. As a result, I am beginning to see that the raging passions of the self have to be controlled and tamed as we become mature adults because not every battle has to be fought. Sometimes it is easier (and better) to walk away.
The more that you pay attention to your surroundings, the wiser you will become. When you begin to see the association between the company that you keep and how it affects your life, you’ll start to change.
Be with people that work to make you a better person instead of making you struggle in your own decisions. Once you make the switch, you’ll wonder to yourself why it took you so long to change in the first place.