Have you ever sat on a plane or in a park, or at a meeting and wondered “Who is the person sitting next to you?” You can see how tall she is and the color of her hair or skin. You may have heard her in conversation with someone that helped you discover more.
But just imagine that nine-tenths of her possibilities have not yet been touched off. There is all kind of “good” that is struggling to be born from way inside. There are also worries, fears, doubts, that are wondering how to be expressed.
Deep within her is a great toughness for her own integrity, a great tenacity in the face of serious problems. Her human nature is indestructible. She has almost unlimited ability to take whatever comes, to go on striving in the midst of unbelievable difficulties and persecutions.
The person sitting next to you is an urge to become something in particular, to emerge as dependable … clear and vivid …significant life! She is reaching out to be authentic … to express or experience a moment of truth; to be a part of a story and to have a song … of joy, excitement, LOVE!
She is a need to be known at a level deeper than words. She is a whole colony of persons, people met all during her life who have become inner inhabitants. Something of each of these persons has entered into her forever, so that the person sitting next to you is a community.
The person sitting next to you is a right to choose and decide to show responsibility, to draw out life where there has only been existence. She will become greater as she chooses more and assists others in the same process.
Way down deep inside the person sitting next to you is a commitment never free of doubt, stretched out by many hurts, some so deep they are unknown even to her. She is too aware of the shortness and fragility of her life knowing she will one day lose out to time and decay. And knowing her time is brief, she is sensitized into even greater awareness. There is something her one life on earth means. But does she dare speak of it to you?
She is the kind of life that can live with you rather than just alongside. To be in a creative relationship would fulfill her nature as a person. She can live not only for herself but also for you. She can confront, encounter, and understand you … if for you, that is possible. In turn she wants to be understood. Her name is Friend. Is she you?
I invite you to join the conversation. Take your seat at the table. This is your place.
Like, comment and share your thoughts.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.