Calling in the One: Day 9
This chapter's work got really deep and personal, so I don't feel comfortable sharing everything that came up, but I did come to some conclusions that I already knew logically and was able to also process them emotionally.
I realized as I was journaling that people can only be who they are, and it doesn't help to play the blame game and wish that they were different. That will only create suffering. Punishing people for not caring, who you think would or should care, only causes resentment and so you double lose. Also, other people are managing their own suffering and working through their own problems. Not everyone sees the benefit of supporting each other to make it through tough times. They just want to keep it to themselves and keep it moving.
I am now in the process of letting go of my expectations and hopes that my parents will change and somehow magically be what I need them to be. The only requirement to become a parent is to give you life, and the rest is up to you. One of my medical qigong teachers mentioned in class that in some other cultures, parents don't raise their children because they are considered too immature. I thought that was such a fascinating concept! Definitely food for thought.
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Warmest Wishes, Rachael