In September 2013, I wrote to my friend. I was completing an assignment: writing to someone I Love and care for to hone my blog writing.
Re-visiting that email, I see it as the way I wish to engage with every aspect of my life.
(And) that is just as true when I share with patients, with friends; with family.
Extracts from the email are as follows:
I thought I’d write and share some of my thoughts, rather than call.
Writing makes such a difference, it’s presence makes what’s said so much more ‘solid’. I guess it’s the bringing the virtual into the solid?
I am very touched by the extent you include me in your life; I am touched by the honesty you share with and the integrity you have when you tell me your secrets and traumas.
How you include me in your little world; what you encounter and what you go through with courage and fortitude. I hope I help as you allow me to provide an ear.
What really moves me is your honesty and your inclusion. I feel able to bring meaning; so much in life has little value beyond connecting.
Our connection means a great deal to me.
Honestly engaging with people is the very magic that makes Life the beauty it can be. We can all engage. Sadly, we don’t (always) and miss out on what we want: intimacy (with self and others), relationships with integrity, the security of spiritual values; balance and the confidence to face Life and the world we live inside ourselves.
Real communication follows deep, attentive Listening to our selves, to other people and being sincere in all that we do.
How we feel follows how we think and that follows the beliefs we hold.
If I choose to engage with my self, and Be at ease, my space is clearer to build Being with others.
That is honest. And holds beauty whilst making a difference in lives.