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the others…

28 Feb


Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…”  — Timothy Leary

When I came across this quote a few days ago, something about it struck me and caused the words to linger with me through my days.   More and more I find myself taking chances on conversations, and while connections are not always made, I’m often glad I made the effort to stay open.   I am also amazed by how often the normal moment  blossoms into something wholly (holy) unexpected.  There are some excellent folks showing up.  Life brings these moments to our doorstep to experience the real – BEing there and allowing unfolds happenings of connectedness.

Blessings on your heads – all my stranger friends – my others.


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