I have a longing…a need…a desire to connect with myself. To care and love me.
I have this same need to connect with others. Remembering you are human and meeting you where you’re at.
And, just the same…with nature. Being outdoors, remembering how I would not be alive without these forces at play, and realizing how a flower growing in soil is leading me by example…teaching a natural recipe on how to live and love.
To connect, I need to be present, warm, and vulnerable.
Present…is when I am consistently staying stride for stride with this moment.
Vulnerable…is when I am consistently staying in my place, humble, where I am truly at in life, and just bravely honest within the context.
Warm…is when I am consistently empathetic, compassionate, and nurturing.
I cannot be present without being vulnerable and warm.
I cannot be vulnerable without being present and warm.
I cannot be warm without being present and vulnerable.
It would be nearly impossible to have one without the others.
So, I begin my journey to let go of perfection, control, the past, the future, mindless distractions, social trauma, doubt, bullying, shaming, objectifying, dehumanizing, lying, rushing, faking, and hating.
I begin my patient, attainable, and imperfect journey to find more and more of what it takes to connect…to be present…to be vulnerable…and to be warm. With me…with you…with the world.