Chasing Illusions

Do you ever feel like you are chasing something that might not really exist?  I've done a lot of thinking about that recently.

I'm talking about people who you think are part of your life.  The people who you always seem to be chasing down to get together, to have a conversation with, to share something with.  

Lately I've really been examining my relationships (it is, after all, what I help others do) and have found that I have spent a lot of time being the one who stays connected.  And having connectedness as one of my strengths, that makes sense.  But one has to stop and look at what comes back from some of these "chased" relationships.

Is the effort becoming more than the outcome?  I think we attempt to keep relationships alive that are perhaps not serving our own greater purpose, not filling any real need within us, have passed their best before date.

I recently read a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo) - it's focused on getting your home in order, getting rid of that which does not bring you joy.

I'm applying the concept to all aspects of my life.  If I'm really just chasing an illusion of a relationship, it's time to stop and focus on the ones that bring me joy.

What about you?

Live and sparkle,