any and every relation-ship serves us consciously, and unconsciously.
we have our surface noise and direct interaction, and then we have the aftershocks, the ripples, the revelations-after-the-fact and the triggered issues that found their way to the surface…which may or may not be helpful or fruitfully explored in direct interaction.
introvert: prefers to think about it; prefers not to think about it; needs time to process; doesn’t always do well feeling out loud, when put on the spot, or within proximity of assholes.
most challenges arise in the forming of words and expressions in an effort to communicate effectively; to represent the maelstrom of thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs, preferences and choices bubbling within us at any given moment.
in a culture of defensiveness, entitlement, self-importance, fear-mongering, intellectual suppression and insecurity, they become words of anger, of pity, of shame, of little consideration, of impatience… powerful they are, and power-sucking they can be.
were we more telepathic and visually able to share real-time – to hold space, to intuit, listen deeply, and empathize – these issues would quickly fade from our societal constructs and we’d likely be a lot more productive, universally supportive, we’d settle all arguments, and find genuine, honest connections readily made.
until we are thus, it’s upon each of us to strive for less bullshit, more substance. less conniving, manipulation, and malevolence, more trust, authenticity, clarity and eventually, peace.
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