Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mysteries to be unfolded


"Human beings are not issues to be fixed; they are mysteries to be unfolded."

 I came across this quote last week. I can't remember the name of the person who wrote it, but it motivated me to write this post.
 In this technological era it is easy to forget that human beings are not like computers. The intellect is not enough to understand them. Human beings have feelings and emotions. They are not iPads and iPhones. (Paradoxically, those who belittle other people because of their weaknesses are blind to their own foibles).
 It is tempting to believe that a magic pill or something similar will "fix" their issues.
 I love listening to people. When I do, I pay attention to every word they say. I don't ask too much. I just listen with an open attitude, providing support and reassurance. That's when people dare to expose their life stories.
 That's when I encounter questions that have no answers.

Mi mind is focused on  the energy of new projects.
I hope your mind is also brimming with energy. Have a good week.

8 comments:

  1. Dear Julia
    You are such a great person. I felt your sincere human attentiveness when we first exchanged comments. I wish you were my next door neighbor. It would be inspiring to chat over the back fence while working in the yard.
    Love this post. Manzanita

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    1. How sweet of you to say that Manzanita.
      I had to grab a tissue.
      Yes, that would be lovely.

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  2. People are totally fascinating in their complexity!! Makes life most interesting and exciting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Take care
    x

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    1. Thanks, Old Kitty.
      Yes, they are fascinating.

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  3. Hi, Julia, nice reminders. I like aspects of technology, but it can't replace the many dimensions of interacting with human beings. I love listening to people too. If they have anything quirky in their speech patterns or turns of phrase I become seriously entranced.

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    1. Thanks. And I didn't mean to say that medications are never needed. They are needed in many cases, but there is a trend to believe that a pill will fix everything.

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  4. Hi Julia,

    Indeed, those that would target others they consider vulnerable are in essence trying to mask their own insecurities.

    Your gift of tuning in, letting others show who they are beyond the pretence, you see the clarity of their other reality. You are a marvel who encourages, listens and reflects.

    Thank you for this, Julia.

    In kindness,

    Gary

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    1. Yes, I agree. They target others to mask their own insecurities.
      Thank you for your kind words, Gary.

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