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I am realizing that I put people in boxes and expect them to act in a certain way. When they don’t, I am surprised and concerned. One of the best ways for me to decrease the distance – is for me to accept each and every person as a whole being with many layers. Just as I would like them to accept me as the whole of who I am.
I walk from my kitchen to where I am working from home, and suddenly I am connected to colleagues and a world wide organisation through the medium of virtual conferencing. Yes there are challenges for me being at home during restrictions but what a marvel technology is when you walk back from the daily familiarity of it and see it with fresh eyes.
In all ways ! We are all the leaves of one tree.
Through my internship right now at Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, I am learning to interact and work closely with colleagues and friends-something that is keeping my tendency to self-isolate in check.
Annie is acting like she wants to call this home we keep talking more don’t really fight much these days she makes my heart melt even if we only seem to be friends right now who live together just her & I.
As for others online I guess by being more humble less worried about how important I look thus able to care more for others than myself not that I am so special they ask it but some need support emotionally I have nothing material to give these people anyways
Offline some customers at work recognized me from riding my bike felt awkward like crap hope they never saw me screaming in road rage lol
Don’t have many others other than my best friend here so I guess I should go join the community I have been meaning to and simply bring a listening presence to people seeking what I basically am too.
Equanimity and mutual respect. 🧚♀️
Disappearing (meaning putting completely aside) the “I” when in the presence of others which makes me 100% available to the person in front of me.
Not sure – but to the extent that I am intentional in engaging humbly, reaching out, and take down my defenses and safeguards, that distance between myself and others will decrease – in their absence and without committed intention, the gaps will widen.
The more you are willing to pay attention to other people’s feelings, you notice how much closer you can get. The bond between my friends and I has gotten closer as all of us were trying to support each other during the pandemic. You realize how much people are willing to open up and how much they get affected by the simplest things. It feels amazing to know that you were able to help someone at times of difficulty.
As I become more genuine in my interactions, I am rewarded with closeness with others.
I am especially grateful for the transformation between my youngest son and myself, as he also has been learning to be more genuine and willing to open up. Last night he phoned late, and we had a wonderful, long conversation, almost like that of best friends. 😊
My partner and I went through a rough patch that lasted more than a few months. Things are gradually improving as we heal and come to a better understanding….as that happens, the distance between us slowly fades away.
I connected with a wonderful person yesterday – we enjoy each other’s company soo much.
With some people the distance is decreasing because of certain societal views and perceptions.
I have been working on manifestation and have noticed bonds healing around me. I also have placed more positive people in my life now more than ever before. This has greatly helped the distance I felt from people before. As someone who craves human interaction and can very easily feel lonely, I can honestly say that at this moment in my life, I feel blessed with the connections I have.
Good for you!
Relationships are complex, sometimes we are sitting side by side, but the heart is far away…
The distances between myself and others decreasing when we can listen to each other – with our hearts.
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