The thoughts just swirl in my head this morning, on the cusp of an aha! moment and transition.
– life is a journey
– in a universal life force, energy
– that we all have a purpose
– we are all unique
– we ALL matter
Do you ever wonder why you’re drawn to some people? Why it feels there’s an instant connection? For others perhaps, it was a slow kindling?
I shared a quote with a friend yesterday, “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”
Then, also yesterday, I watched a TED video – and one quote just sent my mind into a tailspin – “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Of course I would never give up on close friends, or walk away when they are down – but it does make me think, what kind of people do I want it my life. Do I gravitate towards some because they inspire me, I inspire them, their calm presence, they remind me of the beauty of laughter, their habit of reaching for the stars, or because I know that no matter what, they will still love me and be there when I need them most? Do the people around me lift me up, and do I do the same for them? I shared a while ago about my favorite book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Now, I consider the people I surround myself with..and also, the person I am too. I am just me, with every quirk, emotional moment, and mad idea…but in turn, do I truly see others? Exude positive energy and love? Take time for them? As an introvert, I easily slide within myself and shut out the outside world. Sometimes I need to – that’s where I rebalance again, sometimes lick my wounds, or nurture an idea, thought, emotion until my subconscious/conscious mind has finished sorting it.
I share two videos below – one references work, but it’s really about finding your passion. The other is such a fun and inspiring artistic creation – a different way of seeing, thinking.
Some days I feel like I’m doing the cha cha – a step forward into growth, a step backward into safety. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to dip my toe in the water I think, as long as I keep moving forward, in both worlds. I often ask the question…
Who am I?
And answer, I am me, a work in progress.
This has been a glorious week, of cleansing rains, of warming sun, and appreciating and enjoying time with friends – old and new.
Yours, dancing under the oaks,