The above quote came to me one morning as I was nursing a wound. Since my lifestyle change a few years ago where I left behind negativity and toxic people, I made it a point to say to those who wanted to remain in my life that they either accept me for who I am or we part ways.
Not too long ago I responded to a letter from an old friend, who wanted to get back in touch, by saying I was not the same person they remember. In fact they may not even recognize me. I’m happier, freer, positive, healthier, at peace, and full of big dreams. If they were serious about getting in touch again then they were not aloud to come back in, judge me, and walk back out.
Well, they did just that and more in a matter of hours.
Hence the wound.
I felt used (to appease their conscience), judged (my new lifestyle was judged), and rejected (they later gave back a gift I had blessed them with because they did not want to associate with my new positive life).
As I sat on my bed close to tears I contemplated how I move on from this. What could I learn?
Then I heard the words being softly, yet pointedly, spoken to my heart. I quickly wrote them down.
Live so big & vast that any boundaries you set with people become void because you’re simply living way beyond their reach.
I didn’t need to go through the process of setting more boundaries. They were already firmly set when I started my new life.
I needed to let go, move on and LIVE BIG!
To live BIGGER than I was now. To EXPAND into new territory. To set BIGGER DREAMS.
To LIVE so VAST that the boundaries I did set don’t even come into play because I’m living so far from those who would try to cross those boundaries and wound or hurt me, intentionally or not. The only option for them is to look on, be blessed and choose the same for their life.
Otherwise, I am beyond their reach!