I remember having some internal conflict when it came to sharing my favorite things, though. Sure, I could let go of a few crayons here, a piece of candy there - but would it really do any good to put one of my beloved model horses into the grubby hands of some kid who wouldn't even know how to appreciate it?
I'm learning to share again these days, only now it's sharing of a different kind. I'm learning the value of storytelling, of talking about my experiences so that others can take what they might need - say, the knowledge that they're not alone, or the insight that they might find their way through their own experiences.
Wind from the Sea
The good thing about wind is that it carries the seeds of change.
Learning is a process, and a lot of it comes through experience, not instant knowledge. At CUAV's Wellness Wednesdays, we've been talking about the process that follows intuition. We go from feeling something, to making a choice based on our wants or needs, to reflecting on how that choice worked out. And it all leads to self-determination - creating our own path in life.
So here I am in the poet's corner, the reflection side of things. Looking out open windows and considering what kind of sharing has led me down the right path, and what's led me astray. Today is Wellness Wednesday at CUAV, a space where I've found that sharing with others can uplift those around me and help give me the perspective I need in my life. LGBTQ survivors of violence will come together today to share food, laughter and healing. Feel free to join us, anytime from 4-8 pm (see CUAV's website for details). How has sharing, either your own or someone else's, helped you on your path?
Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who’s there.