Imagine a people that encounter new lands, unpack and then burn their boats.
Only onward, forward motion in their hearts and minds.
To burn a boat and move forward is a sign of inner peace with what is.
My boat to burn is relationships – to past well-meaning colleagues, friends and family. Once in bonds that benefited both with love, support and listening is no more. I find myself in territory where the contrast is too great and the chasm growing.
What once buoyed is now a burden. A relationship with angels that turned to anchors. The sails will not rise and billow as they once did.
After grieving (and it is a must to burn this boat), it’s truly freeing to let go of old identifiers. Of people who knew you that don’t want to know you – as you are in this moment.
To talk and feel energy taken – going against the current and wind. It’s just a Hallmark story that relationships are forever.
It is their impact that is forever. And it really is.
I need to give what gives me energy. To work with people that create energy with me.
This boat is overloaded. It’s still. I want to move faster. I want to feel the wind.
I want. I need. To fly.
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2 responses to “burning question: what boat do you need to burn?”
I recently let go of a relationship that no longer served me, as I transitioned into alignment with my purpose.
It has been strange and uncomfortable but I know it is right.
I had to let go of the ‘shoulds’ to accept what is and now I have peace.
Great post. Thank you.
And it’s real peace when we do this for ourselves, not just the absence of conflict (that feels anything but peaceful inside). Thank you for sharing.