I saw her the other day, the woman who had been my ‘best’ friend for years. Now, we don’t acknowledge each other’s presence. And I felt – nothing. In my heart I wished her well, but I know we’ll never be friends again. Too much has happened and we’re very different women now.
Sometimes, life asks us to make tough choices. For me it was standing up for my own happiness – choosing peace over a friendship that had lasted over 25 years. Along the way, I had received a lot of signals that this friendship was not very good for me. But when I finally made that choice, the very people who had told me to quit the friendship, acted as if I was mean witch! People can be fickle-minded. That’s why it’s so important that we listen to our own wisdom.
It’s amazing how life goes on. How sometimes the choices we make, which don’t feel so right, are often the best things we do for ourselves.
But how do we make those choices? By learning to be in tune with the voice of our heart. We won’t hear it in the roar of the wind, or the crashing of the waves on the shore. There will be no thunder and lightening. No, the voice of our heart is a whisper. A still small voice.
In our deepest moments of struggle, frustration, fear, and confusion, we are being called upon to reach in and touch our hearts. Then, we will know what to do, what to say, how to be. What is right is always in our deepest heart of hearts. Roberta Sage Hamilton (in Ancient Wisdom, Modern Living)
Today I’m linking in to Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘whisper’.