We’ve had a lot of rain in the last few days and it looks like it will rain for another day or so, but if I am to be honest I haven’t really noticed it. I’m not really sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. It could be bad because it means I am not grounded enough and present enough to appreciate what is going on around me. It could also be a good thing because that means I have developed an inner life that continues to shine regardless of the weather outside.
I’m not going to debate the merits of either position. I simply point it out because I want to remember.
An inner life is very important and many of us live inside ourselves with deep loneliness. Loneliness seems to be a natural part of who we are, except that a lot of people’s loneliness is unbearably amplified.
They suffer in silence. They don’t raise their voice. They crack on the inside, but put on a false appearance so that everyone will think that they are fine.
I think they should break their silence and I realize that this is easier said than done. It’s like asking a smoker to quit smoking. They are more than willing to do it right after a fresh cigarette, but the story changes when the draw closer to the next one.
I think we all need a way to share who we are with someone else. It doesn’t have to be broadcast all over the world, but there has to be someone who could listen and behold us for who we really truly are. Not a lot of people have that and you should consider yourself blessed if you’re so loved.