Let Them Be

I do this thing

where I try to ‘fix’ the people I love.

When they are sad.

When they are confused.

When they are in pain.

I do this

because when the people who feel like ‘joy’ to me

suddenly feel like something else—

I also feel like something else.

I feel like their shadow.

And I feel like mine, too.

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How deeply I love.

How deeply I am touched

by the vulnerable spirits of others,

especially my very best others—

The people who fit perfectly with the essence of me.

silhouette photo of male and female under palm trees
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But now it’s time for me to let them be.

It’s time for me to stand back and say:

‘I love you. I am here if you need.’

It’s not my place to fix them.

It’s only my place to send them love hearts through the sky.

And know that because I have been there, I have been enough.

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3 replies on “Let Them Be”

Thanks Jason! I’m glad this resonated with you. 🙂I’ve just noticed that it really does no good butting in, and another ‘opinion’ very likely just adds confusion to the mix. I really trust these days that the universe is going to get people to where they need to be. It’s got me to a place where I’m standing pretty firmly (most days ) on my own two feet, perhaps for the first time ever. So it’s gotta be doing some good in helping people process their stuff! 😃


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