Dearest Beautiful Spirits,
I met someone yesterday who listened and shared themselves with me. Until then I had not realized just how much I needed that sort of connection with someone. I often hide myself from others because my beliefs and the way I “do” things are usually different from the “norm” (whatever that is, *chuckles*). It seems easier to be a lone wolf than to continuously subject myself to the questioning stares of others. Yet as a human being, I understand we are not meant to walk alone.
I don’t usually attach labels to myself, but I’m definitely an introvert! *chuckles* Besides being hurt by people I’ve trusted, it’s just never been easy for me to open up and share myself with others. I enjoy 1-on-1 interactions that offer deep exchange of ideas, thoughts and feelings but social settings in general…are not my thing! *chuckles*
My “yesterday companion” seemed kind and right away I was drawn to their energy as they were to mine. What began as a simple question, “Excuse me, do you know what time the bookstore closes?” turned into hours of satisfying conversation and we even threw in a meal. *chuckles* This was such a new experience for me; I was enamored by their seemingly genuine interest and understanding. I also enjoyed learning how they see the world and process knowledge.
Needless to say, as an introvert, I was extremely exhausted after our encounter; I came home and crashed shortly thereafter. I plan to spend today on my own because I am still recovering…
Have you had any similar experiences? While you were reading, were you shaking your head and smiling because you imagined exactly how my yesterday unfolded?
I’m sharing with you today because no matter what you’ve been through, no matter how anyone else perceives you, the greatest gift/honor to bestow upon yourself is to always be exactly who you are; without exception. Here’s the quick take-away:
- Don’t force yourself to fit a description someone else has created for you.
- Don’t hide who you are for the sake of avoiding potential conflict.
- Don’t’ ever believe that you are meant to walk alone; the one created to walk with you will become present when you are truly ready to appreciate their role in your life.
- Don’t take yourself seriously…EmbraceYourFlow
I’d love to hear about your Chance Encounters or Life Lessons. It’s always a blessing to learn the stories of others; it helps us put our own stories into perspective…
As always wishing you great Love, Peace & Blessings