I listened to Tape 10 of the series, “The Eleven Forgotten Laws”, last night. It was entitled “The Law of Sacrifice”. The premise is simple: To get one thing, one must give up another. I find the basis for this applies in just about all aspects of life. Let’s look at three examples.
There is a restaurant menu- Seven items appeal, but of course today, for this meal, only one may be chosen. Of course, the only thing that is directly “sacrificed” is the ability to eat the other six items at this sitting, unless the restaurant is buffet-style. Some may moan that their money is being sacrificed, but compensation is not the same thing as giving up something. The restaurant, generally speaking, deserves to be paid for its fare and service.
When one gets married, it is only fair to the spouse that romances with others are no longer a part of your life. Of course, there are those in Swinging or Open Marriage relationships, but they’re like the buffets- not the usual situation. One’s spouse, and you, are deserving of respect and fidelity.
The last reflects my life, at present. When one is drawn to travel, it could be for any number of reasons. The same is true of those who elect to stay at home. There are many events going on, in the place(s) you choose to visit. There may well be many events going on, simultaneously, in the place you call home.
My point is, be comfortable with the choices that get made. They are yours- and as such, will draw both praise and criticism. No one knows what’s best for you better than you do. While life goes one, fully, as it should, in your absence, it works best when the response to “We’ll miss you!” is “Thank you, and I look forward to your stories and photos of all that will have happened here, while I was gone.”
Bob Proctor and Mary Morrissey encourage us to be glad that we have free choices, which are indicative of an abundant Universe.