When it comes to the people we love, we often expect a whole lot of them. I don’t say we should or shouldn’t do so, but on our inner journey we will always reach a point where we’ll stand alone.
At some point things get too “intuitive” and we can’t really explain our ways any longer. And also — we can’t expect others to keep following us. We cannot ask them to come along, because others have their own unique paths to go.
Sometimes we can reconcile, sometimes we can find ways to keep travelling together, but more often than not we’ll reach this moment where ways cannot else than separate. We will necessarily leave others behind. Or they will leave us behind, for that matter.
You see, the years taught me that love, even great love, can always be conquered by an even bigger one. I also noticed that the way we express our love, changes. Love doesn’t mean staying forever together neither. And furthermore, leaving people behind doesn’t mean that we didn’t really love them.
It simply means we go on. Often involuntarily, but necessarily. It means, in a way, we become different. Our love grows, expands, taking other directions, in ways often hard to understand for those we leave behind.
And with that, we only do what we need to do to surpass ourselves. To shed off the old and welcome the new.