Brene Brown - "True belonging doesn't require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are."
The core of my camouflage has always involved relinquishing my boundaries so I could be ... whomever I needed to be. I remember doing that. I remember everything inside me shifting.
I don't know how to walk that back.
Watching Love, Death & Robots on Netflix and came across this great quote from a robot on humanity’s end. Had to share!
“‘Twas their own hubris that ended their reign, their belief that they were the pinnacle of creation that caused them to poison the water, kill the land and choke the sky.
In the end, no nuclear winter was needed, just the long heedless autumn of their own self-regard.”
I resonate with the “Mother Earth” story now far more than the “Not of this world” myth. We are born of this world, we are part of it, not separate from. It is not a place to escape from but to take care of and treat well. Like a mother. She has born us and given us everything we need to grow and survive. The divine feminine in rocks and trees and soil and sky. And we have abused her, our mother.
Last night I asked my son if he'd like to practice a lovingkindness meditation with me. We sat across from each other and started the lastest #littlegists meditation 🧘♂️ As soon as Amelie got to the part about "someone you *reallly* love, maybe a parent" he jumped over to me and gave me the hugest hug ever!! He (and I both) really liked it! And I was glad he opened up afterward 💚💚 🌍
Very grateful for the opportunity to share this experience 🙏
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Telling people you don’t approve of their orientation or gender identity is not allowed. Full stop. This is an affirming environment.
This include telling people “the Bible” or “God” doesn’t approve of them.
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After buying a coffee for a homeless woman at my shop, my manager told me to just “be careful”. It took me back to all the conversations the mission board would have with us, the supposed representations of Jesus in India, about giving to beggars. They told us to just “be careful” when giving to people who have been oppressed for generations and endure extreme suffering daily.
I would rather inadvertently be taken advantage of than miss a chance to make someone feel seen and cared for.
I'm sharing the Enneagram with the pastors' wives at my church and it's been kind of dull so far. I'm a 1 and most of the others are 1s too and they don't have much to share/ask. I'd like to make it more fun/interactive next week when I talk about integration/disintegration. And tips for how to make it fun?
So I was watching the Netflix doc on flat earthers (great doc btw). And it occurred to me that I used to think that the fact that the Christian religion started so fast was evidence of the resurrection. Like as if thousands of people wouldn’t have bought in at that time if it wasn’t real. But that’s not proof of shit. By that logic any religious supernatural claim has merit. Why not Islam? Why not Mormonism? Why not Scientology? Why not flat earth theory?
Why did I never see that before?
What is the meaning of life?
So I recently reconnected with an old friend who used to be an atheist, now says agnostic and nihilist and doesn't really see a meaning to life. I can't imagine living without a sense of purpose in the grand scheme of things. I'd love to hear what my Mastodon friends have to say on the matter. What do you think is the point of all this?
I recently tooted asking what to do about a friend who ghosted me. Well, today she texted me. She said, "I was thinking about you today. I'm sorry I've been a terrible friend." Maybe I should be happy, but I'm not. I'm angry, which I think is Type 1 for "hurt." I've thought about her basically every day for like 4 months, the whole time she never said yes to invites and never returned my Marco Polos. I think she feels bad but I'm not sure she really cares about me. I don't know how to respond.
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