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’.
The I 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.