It's so hard being a feeler. What's worse is a feeler who can't stop thinking about all their feels and everyone else's. Your mind itemizes your convictions while contradicting your heart as it beats compassion for diverse beliefs. All of your fuzzy feels and thinking thoughts basically give you a heart brain - and boy is it throbbing. We Feel-Thinks are the empathy and analysis Siamese Twins.
Our lives are pounding with noise and dissent. Arguments prevail and everyone seems to be on the defensive. The Golden Rule seems to be a tough one to apply to these days. It's been forgotten and unfortunately misused. We react to situations in the same spirit with what was presented to us. If we receive abrasive and short, we return the same. Our bark is loud revealing our part of the equation. We do the "unto" unto them, rather than reversing the cycle. We've missed the chance for peace. But let's face it, peace is illusive these days because everyone's vision of it differs.
How can we let our light shine without torching the place? If we are all lit up then the heat from all our flames will burn us. How can we use our fire and passion to ignite a more perfect union? The struggle to be true to ourselves while allowing others to be true to themselves is where the wick unravels.
But what if by separating all that heat, we could create something positive? Instead of a tight, compact firecracker with intense pressure burning against one another, we step back and we lift away. We find our own space, and rise above the noise. A thousand lanterns against the dark night sky. We can drift away and break apart and we discover how to do good in our own way. We would illuminate a breathtaking night sky speckled with all different ways to bring light into this world. We can be stars on a canvas with room to breathe and awareness of precious perspective.
Humankind. Be both.
Seeds to Share:
John 13:34 - A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Matthew 7:12 - So in everything, do to others what you have them do to you...You know this verse as the Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have done to you.