If you’re like me, your phone calls, text messages and emails are coming in throughout the day. When I’m in a conversation and my phone alerts me, it’s hard to stay fully engaged, whether I check my phone or not. “What did I just miss?” I wonder while trying to keep my eyes locked with the person I’m talking to. Our phones are a distraction and often keep us from connecting deeply with one another.
In order to help each other grow and blossom into our own, miraculous selves, we have to learn to trust ourselves, to stop thinking of ourselves as “only bad all the time.” We have to learn to help each other, in community, get beneath the noise of fear and get to the quiet wisdom we carry inside.
If you’re a parent, you know how scary it is when your child starts pulling away from you. And it’s frightening when they stop communicating. These, of course, are all natural phases for kids to go through, but they’re scary all the same.
DC Talk, a band from the 90s, once sang, “Some people gotta learn the hard way, I guess I’m the kind of guy who has to find out for myself.” While this may be true for most, my approach to life has been the exact opposite. I’ve always learned best from paying attention to the mistakes of people around me.
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