As I walked home early one evening last week, I noticed a tendency I have to avoid eye contact with others .
Seeing the need to investigate this further (in hopes of rectifying things) I decided to try an experiment. During one of my recent walks, I allowed myself to connect on some level with every person I encountered (be it through a smile, a greeting, or some other form of recognition). I made a conscious effort to acknowledge everyone I met. I opened my heart, allowing it to connect with theirs. and you know something? The results were miraculous! I noticed, almost immediately, that my efforts, were met with an equally positive response from every one I met. This interaction melted my heart, and made my spirit soar. ‘Ah’, I told myself, ‘THIS is what life is all about!’.
Allowing myself to open up to others (without letting fear hold me back), is something I aspire to attain more consistently. I will make an effort to trust my intuition, go with my feelings, rather than allowing my ego to control so much of my behavior. I will choose heart over head-at least in this case).
I’ll persevere, doing this. keep on, keeping on-even when this process seems challenging. You know the saying ‘two steps forward, one step back’.
TheI Ching (or Oracle of Change). States that an obstacle lasts only as long as necessary. Change the word ‘Obstacle’, and there is an opportunity for. growth.
I find this to be a great opportunity to replace ego with faith. Knowing (as I like to say) ‘If I jump, the net will always be there’. I welcome this opportunity to grow. No one ever said change is easy, but it is so worth it.