Last Wednesday’s blog ended with this thought, “Stifle the emotions so you don’t have to deal with them, I reason,” asking what emotions you thought I was wrestling with. Since there were few responses, I decided to provide a further glimpse into my thoughts.
Stifling intense and painful emotions is counter-intuitive. It disturbs the subtle serenity of life, leaving it parched and cracked. Perhaps now you see the correlation between the desert and my life. Many will tell you the desert is a hostile, unforgiving environment. But I disagree. Life exists there in abundance ~ and it’s beautiful.
To some my life may appear to have taken on a seemingly hostile, unforgiving quality, like the desert landscape; others may suggest anger, resentment, even bitterness are the defining adjectives for my motivation.
But what if that’s not the case? What if sensitivity, compassion, empathy, even concern for the struggles of the less fortunate are better ways to describe my life and my actions?
Do you ‘know’ me well enough to make that determination? What do you think? You can get to know me better by engaging. Maybe you’ll be asked to choose a name for the next person in need of my special services..