that’s over now and for a reason i think is interesting. you see, the other day i watched byron katie’s “turn it around” dvd and it had a profound and unexpected effect on me.
byron katie’s work is amazing and she’s a true gift to all of us. if you don’t know her work, please check it out by clicking here.
but that wasn’t what actually blew my mind the other day – the most profound and startling realization i had is that i have been hiding and by doing so, i’ve slighted my familial humans.
the people in this film – from the young woman with a “controlling” mom to the woman whose heart broke for the starving polar bears – showed such courage to reveal themselves in such deeply personal ways.
i learned something from each of their stories and from each thought they transformed with a few simple questions and their honest answers. i’m grateful to them for their stories.
though the truest, most important and deepest thing i learned is that i have hidden away, keeping all my grandest revelations to myself. if i share them, i can help someone the way the people in byron’s film helped me. when i learn in a visible way, others can learn with me.
when something transformational happens to me, i have the power to share it with others so the lesson lives larger, spreads wider, touches other people in a meaningful way.
as the brilliant and beautiful Suellen Germani once said, “how dare you keep your art from the world?” she’s right – i’m done hiding.
are you hiding? come on out – we need your story, too. life is a colorful puzzle we piece together and it’s most fun and inspiring when we contemplate the pieces together.
so, from here on out i’m sharing my piecing together of the puzzle – and i hope you’ll join me in doing so. sure, it’s scary sometimes, but the rewards are deep and touching. i care about this funny family of humans i belong to, so i offer my story as one more uniquely shaped piece in this colorful mystery.
c’mon – let’s share revelations!