Dear K, we are all amazing. We are all Gifts to each other. Gifts in so many ways. In one way in particular: The Gift inherent in our Way-of-Being.
I have long thought the value in stories, in movies, in music, in art, lies in showing us Ways-of-Being. The arts are all about showing us such Ways. We are inordinately fascinated with Ways-of-Living. We absorb them all, the villain and the hero, the loser and the aspirant, every variation we can imagine. Are we searching for the perfect Way of Being? Maybe. If we think about it though, is there any one particular Way-of-Living that is perfect for every situation? Wouldn’t it be better to simply be able to be all the different Ways-of-Being? That way we can be whatever we need to be, whatever is most Appropriate in the circumstances.
However, it is in the here-and-now that I am interested. Yes, the long-term Overall Perspective is always there, but it is the here-and-now that I have to deal with. I have to deal with those around me, those that come my way. And all of those are amazing. Each and every person is amazing, good or bad or in between. An amazing Gift-of-Awareness, a Gift of a Way-of-Being. Every person is a Gift, a Gift showing us an understanding of Ways-of-Being. The more we understand the more we connect. Understanding is Connecting. How Awesome is that?
Every single person, every one, each and every glorious person is a Gift to us, everyone, no exceptions. Everyone shows us a Way-of-Being. Every Way-of-Being is unique. Every Way-of-Being we encounter has something we can learn from.
Every person thus is a Gift, a Gift-of-Awareness and as such every person is Awesome. Everyone, regardless of their struggles, regardless of where they may be on their Path, only they can truly know that, everyone is a precious Gift for us. We but have to Appreciate the Gift which they are within their own context.
Everyone’s Way-of-Being is relevant only unto themselves, it has value within their circumstances. How we are, how we live, how we react and respond, how we initiate, how we learn and grow, how we adapt, all these can only be viewed within the context of the individual’s circumstances. The Gift-of-Awareness of others is how they show us their process, their Way-of-Being. How they react to us, this shows us much, this is an awesome Gift-of-Awareness.
If we are inordinately lucky, others share the details of their Way-of-Being with us. But just meeting anyone, just knowing them, even in the briefest of ways, is a gift. We know much more than we are aware of. Every Way-of-Being we encounter is a possibility, a potential, a choice, an opportunity. We get to see what we treasure, what we love, what is important to us, what matters.
All this we see from the Ways-of-Being of others. That is why all are Awesome. Whatever their struggle, wherever they are on their Path is irrelevant. As long as they are still going, it’s awesome. Who is to know where a Path leads, where it ends, if it ever ends. All we can do is travel our Paths. All we can do is trust in our Journey. And all we can do is Appreciate. Appreciate the Awesomeness of our own Journey and appreciate the Awesome Gifts which the Journeys of others are.
Every Way of Being is a treasure. A Gift of Grace. Every Way-of-Being shows us what can be, what is. Every Way-of-Being is a Gift-of-Awareness. All we have to do is open these Gifts. We have to Feel all these Gifts, not only know them. We have to Feel them as well. We have to Feel everything, otherwise the World loses its sense.
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