Another big day in the Universe I’ll tell you.
Aren’t they all?
Once again, a lot happened today. I “talked” to a scattered-big-bunch of people and had so many different experiences. Highs and lows.
Several of these encounters made a significant impact on me.
But there were two in particular… in a positive way. One, with a guy named Eddie. The other, with a guy named Eddie. Different Eddies.
One Eddie “told us” he wore his heart on his sleeve. It reminded me, that I….. am the same in that way. I am so very sensitive to things. I take things hard. You see, I DO believe in the ultimate good in people. Yet, when I experience someone who is less than kind… it rocks me to the core.
Yesterday, I wrote about amazing heroes. Unfortunately, the first thing I saw this morning were mean-spirited people knocking at the Social Media Door. It is a downside of that venue. People say things, and act in ways, that I don’t think they would do if they were face-to-face with someone. They are nothing short of bullies, at times. It is perplexing. I can’t understand why this happens. (And yet, it sometimes brings out the worst in me, too.)
On the flip side of that….. there you are. ALL the truly beautiful people. Hello YOU.
So I have to figure out what the balance is. How to transcend the meanness, and stay with the good guys. The Eddies. That first Eddie also reminded me of all the good and kind people in the world. And I am thankful for him, and for that.
Oh. And. The second Eddie. We talked about so much, but we were on phone… really talking. He had some pretty profound observations. From Solitaire to Chandeliers. A big life lesson in every one.
But two main ideas emerged. The first is…. doing. Doing the things that are right in front of us, in the moment. No matter how small, or how large. Because, in carrying out that action, we are led to the next thing. And the next. Pretty soon, the bigger picture emerges. The answer. And that is what do. We continue. From one point to the next. In the right now. It may not seem apparent at first. But with each step comes another place in the journey.
The other thing was about “giving energy” to the fear. Sometimes, in my head, I go far off in the future, and imagine how things might turn out. I “play out” some of these worst-case scenarios…. and I get myself terribly worked up about these conjurings. But the more energy we spend on imagining the “bad”… the more power we give it. If we believe things hard enough, often times….. they manifest.
Buddha is credited with saying…. “We are what we think. All that we, are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”
I do believe that guy might have had something there.
Did you know Buddha’s friends called him Eddie? Well, I don’t know that either, for sure. But that’s what I’m sticking with tonight.
Because I am thankful for my two Eddies, and all the rest of you good and kind people in the world. We have room in our hearts for more. And we let it in. Sometimes that causes pain, but other times…. it brings us great joy.
Today, I plan on letting my heart grow. In whatever way that may be.
“There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.”
― Shannon L. Alder