there are individual battles, hard fought, likely justifiable, maybe on some level a rebalancing of things. regardless, meaningful and reality shifting….
there’s a point in every relationship when you finally get past the need to sell yourself, to show off your best qualities and virtues, and even bullshit a little about who you’re not really at all….
it’s not something you can pretend to do or be. it’s a practice. it’s a regimen. it’s falling, standing, dealing with emotional or spiritual invaders and the endless this and that of all this….
i think it is exceedingly rare these days that we take the time to truly get to know how someone wants to be loved; how they prefer to be treated, acknowledged, let alone or kept company; how they would be heard, understood, and validated; how they want to be touched and embraced, or how they’ll be open to it when they feel safe….
it seems in our culture that we’re often afraid of getting our hands dirty. the uphill battle of making a living, handling responsibilities and whatever else we load onto our plates is well enough. how can we have time and energy to tend to matters of the heart, spirit, and mind?…
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