I had such an emotional morning at work today. I was asked a few different times from clients if everything was okay. In one way I knew things weren't okay, I was very sad and very troubled and in another way I felt more alive personally then ever and so keenly aware of it. The emotion that was stirring right under the surface threatening to burst like a dam was due to a longing I have. It's a burden for others that are stuck. We all have these things...some more than others...but this morning I was acutely aware of how most people don't want to take an honest look into themselves. It's just easier to hold your familiar ground and demand that everyone else move. Everyone I talked to this morning fell into this category.
In the midst of all of these conversations this morning something a friend shared with me awhile back also continued to reverberate through my mind. It was the other thing that threatened to sweep me away in emotion. This is what I am longing to see for others that are trapped (STUCK) in fear...to see them move outside that space that might be familiar and feels safe and right but in reality it is a prison and is a big part of perpetuating the fear and suspicion many hold towards others.
Although every human being is a universe within their very being...
some hardly dare explore outside the bare house they grew up in.
A few travel to the edge of their inner town,
fewer still to other cities.
But is rare to find one that has lifted from the ground
to set sail for places undiscovered.
This morning's conversations were about race relations in our country. But this is just one example. Do we dare look beyond what we presently think and believe or will we stay within the house we grew up in?