Sometimes when we have to face issues in our lives, we put up barricades. It makes it easier. No conflicts. No drama. Just forget about it. Throw it under the rug. If we don’t see it, it will go away. We don’t call this person, we have no communication at all. If they try to communicate, we just ignore them. They don’t exist.
Webster’s definition of barricade is “obstruction or rampart thrown up across a way or passage to check the advance of the enemy.” We think this barricade is the answer to our problems, but it isn’t.
The person we are barricading is not the enemy. It is someone who loves us. They will never go away. They will always be a part of your life. Work it out. Let them in. Drop the barricade.
“Drop the Barricade”
Carol Bishop December 12, 2019