Leaving the home and environments that we’ve know all our lives is hard but a necessary step to receiving what we want in life. When attempts at repairing and working out issues aren’t working, it may be time to examine moving on. We are emotional creatures, and when our heartstrings are tied to those of family and friends we known our entire lives, separating from them can feel like an act of courage. It is not something most of us will take lightly, and many of us will struggle with our desire to stay with what’s familiar, but these relationships tend to be unfulfilling and the pain they bring are unavoidable. Many times we question whether the happiness we seek even exists, and we may wonder if we might be wiser to simply settle where we are, making the best of what we have.
On the one hand, we almost relish the idea that true happiness is not out there so that we can avoid the pain of change. On the other hand, we feel within ourselves a yearning to fulfill our desire for an existence that is vital and healing. Ultimately, most of us will follow this call, because deep within ourselves we know that we deserve to be happy. We all deserve to be happy, no matter where we find ourselves in this moment, and we are all justified in moving, like plants toward the light, in the direction that leads to our greatest fulfillment. First, though, we may need to summon the courage to move on from that which holds us back.
Taking the first steps will be hard, but the happiness we find when we have freed ourselves from a situation that is draining our energy will outshine any hardship we undergo to get there. Keeping our eyes trained on the horizon, we begin the work of disentangling ourselves from places that no longer fits. Every step brings us closer to a place that will work, and the freedom we need to find the happiness in a community we deserve.