Khloe Kardashian was clearly feeling thoughtful on Sunday, when she posted a lengthy essay to Instagram about "letting go."
The essay accompanied a quote the 31-year-old reality star posted
that read, "It doesn't matter how loyal you are to someone. You can't change someone's heart and bad habits unless they want to themselves."
Within the nearly 400-word missive, Kardashian addressed the futility of trying to change someone you love -- whether a partner, friend or family member -- unless that person wants to change.
"Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. Letting go with love takes great strength. We have to learn to stop taking on people's problems as if they are our own. Loving people does not mean we have to carry their burdens and confusions on our back," she wrote.
"Sadly, you can only express your opinion on a situation. You can't want their life more than they do. This is in fact their life to figure out on their own and in their own time. I do believe in timing. I do believe timing is everything. You forcing your beliefs and dreams down ones throat is only going to cause resentment and possibly manifest deeper issues. Possibly to the point of no return," Kardashian continued.
The reality star also touched on the need for self-care, especially when dealing with "broken" loved ones.
"People say time heals all wounds... I say time heals wounds but scars are left to remind you what you have been through and what you survived," she wrote. "Stop shattering your own heart by trying to make a relationship (friend, family, partner) work that clearly isn't meant to work. We have to stop trying to repaint people's colors. We have to learn to believe the love we AREN'T given. You can't love someone into loving you. (God I wish it were that easy).
"You can't force someone to be loyal, kind, understanding. You can't force someone to be the person you need them to be," she continued. "Even if it's for their own good!! Sometimes the person you want most is the person you're best without." Preach, Khloe!
"You have to understand... some things ARE supposed to happen in your life, but they just are NOT meant to be. Damn... It took me so many years to understand that," she wrote.
Kardashian concluded with a few thoughts about divine will. "Don't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken. God always has a plan even if we can't understand it (or don't want to understand it). Even in the darkest of places... Our Lord sees His vision," she wrote. "We might not understand it at the moment but I promise you, your future will always bring understanding and clarity of why things didn't work out. Don't put your happiness on hold for someone (family, friend, partner) who isn't holding on to you. A girl once told me… Be careful when trying to fix a broken person. For you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces."
While it's tempting to read meaning into this essay, especially in light of her relationship with ex-husband, former NBA pro Lamar Odom
, as he recovers from his hospitalization last year
– Kardashian says there's no deeper message.
"Don't read too deep into things," she wrote on Twitter
. "This is crazy lol everything gets turned into something else."
Across several earlier tweets, the reality star hit back at those who would look for deeper meaning and said that art needs no explanation.
"The fact that certain blogs are picking up what I wrote and are trying to read deeper into my post is what prevents me from writing more of my thoughts on social media," she tweeted
. "Not everything is a subliminal. Not all song writers, TV or film writers, poets write from experience. People might just need a place to express. I believe writing is therapeutic on any level and I believe art in any form is personal and should not be explained."
Khloe has been posting other inspirational messages lately, along with pics of her sexy curves. Check out more in the video below.