Never cut what can be untied
I must say that it is so much easier to just cut,cut,cut ties with people whom I don't get along with or who bring conflict into my life. I have done just that in the past, and I found that as time goes by, there are fewer and fewer people in my life. By cutting ties, I have created separation and eventually isolation.
It is not as easy to untie the knot. Sometimes it means I have to swallow my pride, sometimes I have to remind myself to see the bigger picture : why is this person in my life, and what is it that he or she is meant to contribute to me.
I have found that the qualities I dislike in other people are the same qualities that I cannot accept in myself. And they are here in my life so that I can accept and claim back that aspect of me. It is humbling but liberating!
I have had various degrees of success with untying knotted relationships : in the best cases, we remain friends. In the worst case, we manage to maintain a cordial professional realationship.
And right now, there in one knot that has been bugging me for the past week. Hahaha, no wonder I found this fortune cookie today!
My mission in life is to create a world of Peace, Love and Joy. I believe that Peace in the world will happen when individuals learn to create Peace in their lives. And that is what I am trying to do :)