Anonymous asked:

I feel like I'm being held back by people in my life, but I don't want to lose them. What should I do?

liberatingreality answered:

Risk embracing your authentic self around them, and gauge how they react.  Explain yourself in response to their confusion.  If they attempt to undermine your initiative, reveal this to them, and if they continue to refuse to accept you, then you have to move on.

We progress as individuals, not as a collective, hence the schism we will often find ourselves in regarding maintaining long-term relationships with others.  For those beside us either unwilling or unable to grow, we must decide between consenting certain aspects of our time to a stagnant (even possibly self destructive) dynamic based purely on sentiments, or the uncomfortable but often necessary transition into temporary separation from certain others.