As we begin to grow spiritually, we find that our inner circle could drastically change, our support system can be threatened to crumble and our sense of belonging (in the limited sense) might vanish. This change can sometimes bring with it anxiety and grief as we drift apart from people that were closest to us for a very long time.
This was something I found challenging and unsettling at first when I got on this path of living exactly as my heart dictates. The heart dictates at all times not desires or the wish for desires to be fulfilled but rather to live in truth and harmony. The heart desires the wellbeing of everyone and that wellbeing is not always easy for us to adopt nor is it always easy for those around us to accept.
This change we undertake on this path is not always pleasant nor comfortable. Our internal attachments might mean that the resistance to change can bring misery and suffering. But anyone who has ever gone with the guidance of the heart knows that this change is required. Change towards our true Selves is a lesson that continues to force itself onto our consciousness until we learn it.
And although this change brings with it the anxiety and uncertainty, it also bring with it growth and peace. The moment we gain insight on the importance of the lesson we have learned, we develop a feeling of outgrowing our old problems like a dress that is a few sizes too small. Our attachments turn into peaceful surrender and our relationships bring us freedom rather than bondage.
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in