The unencumbered heart expresses freely, clear and true, and in harmony with intent, brings clarity to long-forgotten encounters. It may take the better part of a lifetime to understand that all experience is to provide understanding. We may put aside difficult, complex experiences or encounters that seem to fit nowhere with the idea we have of ourselves. But they are ours still to understand, and when we do, we get to put them where they belong in their place in our lives. When they reemerge, not threatening nor menacing as they once may have seemed, they come as a lost friend, a most unexpected and powerful affirmation for our lives.
Might it be associated with the fact that people are feeling inadequate due to the relentless exposure to other people everywhere? It’s not natural. We are not physically capable of having that level of exposure. It can only happen electronically.
For heaven’s sake, wasn’t it enough being concerned with how you compare to the next person in the room, at a party, on the beach? Now we have people anywhere in the world to consider!
Recently, I took a day reacting only to people I could actually see in my physical proximity. I checked in to voice mail a couple of times throughout the day, but the joy was in deciding when that would happen. What a break!
Have a beautiful day!