Be with those who help your being

Because sometimes we fail to realize how important certain people are  in our lives, how they encourage us to grow and help us be our best version.

In order to not feel lost is essential to be close with these people once in a while if not all the time.

I see how challenging is to be surrounded by uninteresting and uninterested, colorless people who don’t light up your life because in those situations it’s only up to you to keep thriving in your life and it’s only your responsibility to find the strength to support your views but sometimes, not being surrounded by the right people can trap you inside a gloomy cage of apathy, lack of interest and indifference that might lead you to resign and surrender of your dreams.

I leave you here with a Rumi’s poem which said exactly what I want to express today but better, because nobody is strong enough to keep their soul enlightened in a room full of dark, sombre and dim shadows.

Be with those who help your being

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?


4 thoughts on “Be with those who help your being

  1. Agreed Maria! Got to keep people who are close to us and helpful, close to us and keep everyone else out. No need for hundreds of people in our lives – if we have 3 people that care about us and are supportive, we need to reciprocate those relationships and help their being as well.

    • Exactly! It’s so important to keep the good friends close to us… The most fulfilling relationships are those from where both parts win, of course. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Parece que nuestras reflexiones no son suficientes y necesitamos de opiniones ajenas. Tales consejos, aun con buena fe, pueden no ser las palabras que necesitamos cuando estamos inquietos o preocupados. En esas circunstancias por encima de la divergencia está el apoyo,( otras veces sí, nos dirán lo que nos tengan que decir) que nos de el sosiego y confianaza que necesitamos. Esas personas que nos conocen, son las que tenemos que tener cerca.


    • Sí, de acuerdo que a veces necesitamos reafirmar nuestras ideas. El problema es cuando ya tienes unas opiniones y gente a tu alrededor pretende cortarte la alas por sus propios miedos o frustraciones. Es difícil, a veces, dar un consejo desinteresado y objetivo. Para mí, es esencial rodearme de gente con unas inquietudes similares, con deseo de superación y que no proyecten sus miedos en mi. Me gusta que me digan las verdades y que me rebatan mis ideas con argumentos racionales pero no que me corten las alas sin más.

      Un abrazo

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