The other day I took a walk with someone I have know for about 4 years now. We live in the same building and we used to see each other at the gym all of the time before my unfortunate back issue banned me from the gym.
He is a nice person and we always have pleasant conversation. But that was the extent of my knowledge of this person.
Lately I have found myself less fearful of others and actually very interested in the other people on this planet. It is like I am waking up and loving all of these new encounters.
On the walk I noticed how free and open I was. Just sharing my truth. This in turn allowed the other to share freely as well. We both had a general trust and kindness and there was no judgement.
This person is going through some serious medical issues and recently received some frustrating news. He was also struck by lightning years ago and showed me the exit wound on his foot!!!
You just never know who you are talking to…unless you take the time to ask and then listen.
I almost feel awake for the first time. Appreciating everything that was always right there in front of me. My eyes were closed or at least very filled with slumber.
And now…so much beauty to see and experience.