The Thing About Loyalty
Loyalty is the quality of being loyal to someone or something and having a strong feeling of support or allegiance.
When does loyalty get in the way of allowing us to revise our life in order to bring about a healthier and happy way for us to live? Being a loyal person means demonstrating a certain amount of obedience, faithfulness, and devotion to certain things or persons.
That all sounds really good on paper, but how does it affect our everyday life, and more importantly how does it affect our Spirit and the true nature of who we are?
Comic books were a novelty when we were growing up. They were full of stories of imaginary people that entertained us, and plenty of drama and excitement to feed our imagination.
Each week a new book came out, starting from the place where last week’s edition ended. We couldn’t wait to get our allowance so we could rush out to buy the next installment and follow the story.
Maybe there was one particular character that was your favourite, and if that guy or girl got their heart broken, then we were heartbroken as well.
We become connected to places, persons and things not just through books but in many other ways., If we are shifting and growing our way through life, there comes a time when things need to shift and change with us.
What about loyalty then?
How do we begin to move away from being loyal to someone that hasn’t grown with us? A relationship with anyone is based on an affinity of similar characteristics.
We love the people we do because we can relate to them. We form a kinship according to what we like and don’t like.
If the harmony in that kinship begins to dissolve, then how do we settle with the programming of our Ego in regards to our loyalty to that particular person?
There is a really good quote from Rob Hill Sr. that we should all think about: “Don’t allow your loyalty to become slavery, if they aren’t appreciating what you bring to the table, let them eat alone”.