Letting go has always been difficult for me. I have a tenacious personality where I persevere to the end. This can be good and bad! I can accomplish many tasks and goals, but I don’t know when to quit. Because I also am an empath, I want to save people from harm and themselves, also known as the “Savior Complex”. These are my expectations of myself.
Despite that, I now am making very conscious efforts to let go of these expectations. This is particularly difficult now during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are many refusing to acknowledge this pandemic claiming it is fabricated or exaggerated; some of these people are my friends. Part of me wants to save them from becoming very ill with Covid-19, becoming hospitalized alone, possibly losing their jobs, and then their health insurance. They will lose everything they know and have now.
However, I also know that we cannot save others, but we only can save ourselves. The decision not to wear a face mask, and attending crowded bars, restaurants and events may result in devastating karmic outcomes. Nevertheless, these are their decisions, and not mine to make. I send prayers and positive thoughts to these friends, while I let go of trying to save them. I feel very sad, but it is a necessary path on my journey forward. (Copyright 2020 Discovery in Awakening with All Rights Reserved).