I almost made it through 12 months of blogging B4Peace! Kozo decided to ramp up his challenge for us this month. The theme is Love Thy Enemy. I am blessed not to have many people in my life for whom I would consider my enemy. Enemies teach us many things about emotion, ourselves and struggle. No one wants enemies, but they are a fact of life.
I thought about what makes two people enemies. It is the strong emotions that drive the wedge between friends making enemies. Which ever emotion is the driving force in the relationship; it is a struggle for both parties to communicate.The lack of communication often leaves us struggling to deal with the emotions many years later. The following is a letter to my enemy attempting to open up communication and come to a peaceful acceptance. If everyone could walk away from relationships that do not work with respect, honor and forgiveness, the world would be a very peaceful place.
I no longer wish to be your hate,anger and excuse to be negative. It saddens me to see us opposing each other at every turn. I do not want to want to see your disdain, hear your hurtful negative words when I know underneath you are a loving soul filled with laughter, joy and love. I wish happiness for you and I realize I may not be the best person in your life. Where our relationship go wrong? Our emotions became so strong, we needed to protect ourselves by reaction instead of interaction. The emotions so painful we stopped seeing each other as good, only bad. I know you are a good person. I realize we may not be good for each other, but I want to part as people. I do not want to be your enemy.
Relationships are two-way streets. Each must give/receive, ask and forgive. If our relationship ends here, I agree to disagree with you. I do not want to hold onto the bad parts of our relationship, I want to grow from it. I forgive you and I ask for your forgiveness from any pain I may have caused you. I respect you as a person. I will leave this friendship with a clear conscious and a healed heart. I wish you no ill will.
I know when the pain of our relationship subsides we will be better people for moving forward without the pain of our past. My wish for you is to lead the life you were meant to lead–happy, healthy and fulfilled.
Namaste my Friend~
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