I am baffled, astonished, and sometimes even mesmerized by the people I meet throughout my life. I feel the constant need to even pay homage to these wonderful people but how exactly can one do that? And how will you know that it is enough or ever going to be equivalent to the experience they have offered you. Well, I think it all comes down to intention. If your intention is from the heart, straight, and sure then you can rest assured that the honour of someone sharing a portion of their life with you, in whatever extent, has been returned. I could just sum things up by saying ‘be kind to others’ but I don’t think it’s that simple. It’s more than being kind to others. It’s about being grateful for the interaction and being appreciative to the other person for helping in revealing your own character. We can not reveal ourselves through only ourselves. Other people must be the medium. Let me elaborate.
When we speak or “push”, other people listen and in return can either “push” back or “pull away”. If they push you can choose to either again push back or pull away. Repeat and the dance goes on. With all this pushing and pulling, in most cases we are no longer standing on the same line we started on. In fact that line can become quite blurred without any significant reference point. We grow and change because of other people. We reveal or uncover ourselves always for the better. We begin to understand what we are capable of and often times discover or even rewrite our own values. Although keep in mind that personal growth doesn’t just simply evolve from interaction with another person, it also requires a bit of work on your part. Actually the only work you really have to do is just be present. Really be in that interaction with your full attention and don’t perceive it for anything more or anything less.
Sometimes we meet wonderful people and desire to be in their presence. In situations where this cannot happen, for example this person has moved away or prefers to be independent, then it can be quite sad to not include them in your life to the extent that you desire. These are things out of your control. The only power you have is being completely present. Do not create expectations with what role this individual plays in your life. Just be thankful for the immediate interaction, pay homage, be present, and absorb the unique moment amongst many moments.
Precious things always get captured in the present