there's a couple of threads i've been workin' on inside myself
for a few weeks now.
they're leaking out in the blog, of course.
and it looks like the main one that keeps coming up is
showing up and offering who you are.
knowing that you are the gift.
sounds so obvious, doesn' it.
but shoot - not always as easy as it sounds, is it?
it's one of those times for me where i keep trying to own it,
and then i keep getting challenged on my belief in it.
you know how it goes....
one of those learning spurts that keeps boppin' you,
keeping you paying attention and working on it.
so to remind myself and anyone else in the same spot this morning,
i shouted out a reminder on facebook - just something about remembering
you're the gift.
and my buddy, les, made the most perfect comment.
and i'm gonna be bold here and put it here without even asking him!
(smiling at ya, les....)
he said....and i quote -
'If someone rejects the offer of the love based gift of 'you'
they might be, actually, rejecting themself. Keep the offer open.'
i've been thinking about that a lot since he commented.
and i've been thinking of some other reasons why we can feel like
our gift isn't being received.
between our own stuff, the other person's stuff, and communication,
well, there can be a lotta reasons.
i love what les wrote.
and i thought it was worth sharing.
to really believe we are the gift -
and to know that our offering it is the best thing we can do -
for ourselves and those around us -
well, for me, it's a work in progress.
bone sighs have taught me so much about offering myself.
but apparently, i've got a bit more work to do.
'keep the offer open' les says.
i love that part.
and it may be one of the hardest things ever to do.
but gosh, what a great thing to work on!