It’s a practice to learn to stay in connection in conversation rather than resorting to needing to be right or explaining to the other person what’s true and ‘how things are’. We can learn to not fall into the trap of believing that we don’t know what is true for us. When we do, it becomes much easier to stand in our own authority without denying the other person theirs.Read More
Words that Emerge
There’s an essence about oneself, a sense of ‘-just-is-ness’. Essence as in a closeness to — an intimacy with — a truth of oneself. I language this as staying ‘close to the bone’ of one’s true nature. It’s a kind of ‘solidity’ of self that isn’t solid at all, but finds and knows itself as seemingly solid in human form. But more than this, the bones are a metaphor for deep knowing and understanding — not of the mental variety but rather of a kind of wisdom and intelligence inherent in all things.
This feels real to me as it bridges our nature as consciousness, itself, alive in the cells of a human body. Awake and alive, close to the bone, is close to home.Read More