21 April 2007

Purposeful Meetup

Today was our third monthly Becoming a Woman of Purpose Meetup. The sharing is always wonderful. Two main issues came up: Letting go and relationships; which turned into letting go of toxic relationships.

In order to truly live a passionate and purposeful life, we must let go of the things, circumstances and people that are hindrances in our lives. The Spirit will not bring anything or anyone new into our care, until we can release some of the things that are keeping us from being the best that we can be.

The question came up about relationships, and how do we know when they are nutritious or toxic? Member Antonia shared a very insightful response: think about how you feel about yourself when you are with them. Hmmm. Profound! Worth the entire blog!

So, let us re-examine our relationships; expecially the difficult ones. How does the person make you feel? Do they challenge you or allow things to remain status quo? Do they encourage you or just put you down and criticize you? When you leave them, do you feel good about yourself or disappointed?

Remember, people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Some are to teach you something, others are to be taught something by you, still others are lifers for you. We need to know when to let go of those who are only with us for a reason or a season.

Until next time,
Live with passion and purpose!
Coach Carolyn

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