When somebody withholds love from you, what is your reaction or response?
You may think to react or respond means the same thing but they are very different.
When you react to a person or situation you are actually doing something you've been conditioned to say and/or do from similarities you've experienced in your past. You re-act, you act again like you've done before. It's the ego in action. Re-acting. Some call this our monkey brain.
On the other hand when you respond to a person or situation you are engaging your consciousness in the very moment of your experience. You are engaging your thoughts on new ways to handle the situation or person. You are being respons-ible.
Which do you engage in? Reacting or responding? If you are living your life around folks or even a significant other and you don't feel the love anymore, are you still there because you are re-acting to the person or situation?
Or are you actively responding to what's being offered at the table? When we re-act in these kinds of circumstances our ego holds us hostage. When we respond to them we find other options to live our lives in joy and love. That's when we break out of our own self-made prisons and life opens wide.
Know when to get up from the table. You know it's time when love is no longer being served. Do it for you and for all.
May this day serve you well.
Love and blessings, Dallas