Personal Reflection – Relative Disappoints

Situation: My relative disappointed me by not making what I considered to be a small effort to see me while I was in town. This of course dusted up all my old insecurities of worthiness.

My Approach: I settled down to meditate on this situation, and I started with a prayer.

Please God allow me to forgive the part of me that feels hurt when I think of her. She is a human with free will, and she owes me nothing. My expectation was misguided.

In my mind’s eye, I then saw a place that had been reserved for her in my heart. It was shown to me as a good sized storage space, but it only held a single wooden chair and some papers that were scattered on the floor. My intuition whispered to me, “This space could be put to much better use.”


I am always thinking about how I feel in response to situations. I try to understand why I feel the way I do and to decipher if I need to adjust my perspective. I’ll share my thought process with you in these personal reflections. I am a work in progress as these anecdotes will reveal. I hope they inspire you to reflect on your own situation and to have compassion for your personal growth.

17 thoughts on “Personal Reflection – Relative Disappoints

    1. I wasn’t sure myself until I posted it. I now feel that the experience is complete. I have wonderful people in my life now, and I know I will add wonderful people to my life in the future. I need to let this relationship go for my sake. There won’t be any drama, just a knowing on my part. Thanks for asking!

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      1. I can empathise, I have reached out many times but it is met with excuses. I try not to judge but instead just wish her love and give the space she obviously feels she needs. Thought provoking post.

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      1. It’s funny how being an adult is not necessarily an age thing. I know 21 year olds that are more mature than I am. My husband says: “Just because I’m growing old doesn’t mean I have to grow UP”! Certainly true in his case! 💕 Anyway, I’m not so sure that being sensible and rational is the best way to live all the time. It’s good to be a bit crazy – keeps things interesting!

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