Dear Human, How Are You?
Honestly, I want to know how your heart is doing in the insanity that we have all found ourselves in
I really don’t care if you are pro or anti, or maybe anti-anti, or even anti-anti-anti (fill in the blank). What I do care about is your Nervous System (NS). And your human heart. Because to me, we are one. If you suffer, I do too. Not because I’m Mother Theresa or Buddha, but simply because we cannot pretend that we don’t feel each other and therefore affect each other.
So instead of telling me what you ‘believe’, what you think is right or wrong, tell me how you are. Really and honestly.
Are you able to sleep at night?
Are you able to smile at strangers in the supermarket?
Are you able to enjoy a good, comforting hug from a friend, that makes you feel safe and loved and that melts all your tension away?
Are you able to disconnect from the screen and see the beauty around you?
Are you able to trust enough to let go of your need to control?
Are you able to take a deep breath in and release with laughter the absurdity of it all?
Are you tossing and turning at night- wrestling with your mind, restless in your struggle to make sense of something that not one single human mind is made to comprehend?
Are you tightening and stiffening your lip in fear when you go out because you don’t know if the person in front of you is….(fill in the blank)?
Are you avoiding human touch and missing out on feeling the warmth of another heartbeat that helps your Nervous System to relax and know that you are not alone?
are you addicted to the endless emotional hijacking through algorithms that make you see only the ugliness of the world?
Are you spiraling down the hole of doom and gloom, losing hope that there is a way out? And does that make you collapse or hold your grip tighter?
Are you holding your breath, short and shallow, tightening your shoulders, your diaphragm, furrowing your forehead, not allowing yourself to feel the tension that makes it all so very serious?
Dear Human, let’s do a prayer together.
I am not really religious or anything and it doesn’t matter if you are either. All I invite you to do is to take a breath.
To Pause. And to Feel. Into your heart.
I know it’s all so very fucked up. I know it’s hard. It hurts.
And It’s scary.
So stay here with me for a moment longer. Maybe it helps to put your hand on your heart. I feel you. I know it’s a bit weird over the screen, reading these words. But I do, I really feel you.
You are not alone. We are here together.
So let’s hold hands. Let’s feel our feet.
See how that makes us stronger?
Another breath, full exhale. ….softening…
We can do this. We can remember each other back home. We can stop believing the stories in our heads. We can wake back up into kindness and gentleness. Honoring our sensitive Nervous Systems.
And if you see your brother and sister forget and get lost in the maze of their own mind, just remind them. Hold their hand, make eye contact. Smile. Be gentle. Human touch is so important. Trust this is more powerful than all the stories.
I love you.
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