Yesterday, I experienced a breakthrough. One that was bittersweet, but it was for the best.
For quite some time, I have been friends with this person, one of my kindred spirits. When I started my journey of self-discovery, he was among the first people who made me feel that I was worth loving. He saw something in me that I never truly acknowledged before. My beautiful soul.
And yet, he struggled to see the beautiful soul inside himself. He is very funny and creative, making people laugh with his gift in the theater. He is kindhearted - making me smile during my sad birthday, when he sang the birthday song for me in English and Mandarin. He was there for me, listening to my thoughts and sharing his own viewpoints about life, helping me see the world from a different perspective.
Yesterday, he told me that he wanted to focus on himself. That he needed time to be away from certain aspects of his life, including our friendship. I felt sad, but I realized that it was his own journey to take. The only thing I can do is to let him go, supporting him from a distance.
The art of letting go is never easy to do. But when we love someone, sometimes, we just have to set them free so they can spread their own wings. Until the time they learn to find their way back home.
Letting him go allowed me to share more love to the other people who are also important to me. More love for the person that I chose, my silver-eyed prince.
I believe that the people who are meant to be in my life will always come back. Someday, when he has learned to love himself, maybe we can rekindle our friendship. It's not good bye, but see you again. Wo ai ni. 🐼