|8 of Cups Legacy of the Divine|
Sometimes we just have to cut our losses and walk away. It may be hard when we have invested so much into it and don’t want to feel like it was time and energy wasted. But do you really want to keep wasting that time and energy. Do you still have enough to give without losing yourself to a lost cause?
Over the last couple of days I have had to take a long hard look at myself to see if my situation was worth putting effort into when it was no longer working for me.
The 8 of Cups advises us to do just that.
When there is emotional investment, it can seem that we should just keep walking the same path as the idea of turning away can feel like we invalidate everything that has gone before.
But by staying with something that no longer works for us we start just going through the motions, we do it and know there is no joy at the end of it. We do it, knowing we are unfulfilled and we then start to resent it. This, in turn, can start to eat away at us; it can start to become a burden. Why do we do this to ourselves?
If you had money invested in that was consistently losing you money, you wouldn’t keep adding money to it. You would hot foot your money out and put it somewhere safer. Yet we do this with emotions and think that by keep working on it, things will improve.
Think of each act of love as a pound, a euro or a dollar, what percentage of interest are you getting back? Or are you sitting in negative equity?
Put that act of love where it is going to work for you. Invest it in yourself.
Over the last couple of days I have felt the yo-yo of what I should do for the best, what is best for me. And I have made that decision, as much as it will be hard to walk away, I have fond memories of when things were working, but unfortunately my car is going to the scrap yard. I shall be sorry to see it go but I know it is for the best and I know something better will come along