Simply Red – “Your Mirror”
Pay attention to the lessons in your journey. Be still, be quiet, be patient and you will find that your life and your body teach you more than you may know.
Many of us grow up believing it’s necessary to hide or deny parts of ourselves for acceptance: for our self-acceptance and for everyone else’s. Clearly, this logic is flawed. Nothing is more important to acceptance, whether internal or external, than self-honesty about who you are and where you are. Maybe you’re vulnerable, scared, needy, insecure, lonely, unhappy, into “strange” things “no one else” is into, a “geek”…whatever. How can you ever truly connect with yourself or anyone else without honoring your truths? You can’t so it’s ridiculous to even try.
If you follow my blog, you should know I love quotes. I do. Language is so extraordinarily poignant to me. Words can zero in on the essence of a thought or feeling to heal, inspire, connect, transport, support, and more; they’re magical. In the past week, I’ve come across a few gems and wanted to share.
– Jentezen Franklin
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stop acting so small and walking like the living dead. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.Ã¢â‚¬Â
“This world is full of enchantment for those with eyes to see it.”
– The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
“There are reasons each of us is born. We have to find those reasons.”
– The Last Airbender
“If you don’t do your dance, it doesn’t get done.”
– Gabrielle Roth
I recently spotted a box of Cinnamon Teddy Grahams at the store and thought of my friend, Kelly.
Sometimes we go in search of these grand cosmic connections, but it’s often the little things that connect us to each other. We forge relationships based on particles of commonalities: interests, personal and physical characteristics, perspectives, experiences, humor, etc.
Sharing is what truly bonds us. The irony, however, is that there is a often a sense of emotional or psychological isolation when we are more alike than not. Find a connector — a positive one. Frequently, folks build using negativity. Find the good.
There won’t always be some super deep, grand connection, but I’ve found that a string of little things can also create a strong bond.