During our Circle on Monday, many emotions were brought to the surface for all of us. For myself, the emotions attached to an issue I had thought I had dealt with pretty well, and so I was surprised, when it came up, how deeply it dug into my heart of hearts and told me that wound was still healing. Recognizing the pain, we recognize our emotions, as raw as they can sometimes be.
Today, Mark Nepo writes: “When we bring up what we keep inside, it is sacred and scary, and the rest of us don’t know if we want to touch or not… It’s too soft and sacrilegious. It seems a place where human hands don’t belong. But I invite you anyway. Go on – let others reach in honestly – so we can say, ‘This is who I am, when no one is looking.'”
“We are so unused to emotion that we mistake any depth of feeling for sadness, any sense of the unknown for fear, any sense of peace for boredom.”