My intention today was to Be Open.
Well, consider it accomplished…I was so open that I allowed myself to be way out, big time vulnerable with a capital V – expecting a vulnerability hangover tomorrow. Fending it off with a little extra sleep and EmergenC.
I believe everyone crosses our path for a reason and today THAT person crossed my path. What started out as a conversation in which I thought I would be the help-er, turned out to be a chance for me to be the help-ee. I struggle asking for help in general, so getting help today without asking (or knowing I would need it) feels like a free gift with a side of humility.
Without sharing the full back story here, a fellow facilitator/new friend pulled me into a conversation-in-progress with a young woman during a visioning activity. Her dream was well thought out, she was close to getting to the right point in the process, but maybe I could help define her vision to a more distilled place.
Neither of them knew how emotion-filled my reaction would be to what was being shared and discussed.
For some reason the young woman’s story and her passion hit me in just the right spot – a chink in the armor…”Oh I’m not going to cry, wait actually I am, no I’m OK, well I guess I am going to cry.” Drats. Full exposure, much disclosure on my part. Open, judgment-free acceptance of me from both of them – the stayed quiet, let me tell my story, and cry. A role modeling of what I need to do more of…A 15 minute blessing in a long day.
Have a Nothing New Intentional Day! ~Kristin