The rainforest mind runs wide and deep. Think of the Amazon. The astonishing number of different species and the variety among each species. The lush, fertile, saturated richness decomposing and transforming. Maybe millions of plants, insects and micro-organisms still undiscovered.
Just like you:
Astonishing amount of thinking, ideas, emotions, sensations, perceptions. Depth, sensitivity, creativity, disintegrating and transforming. Maybe millions of thoughts, ideas, emotions, sensations, perceptions and selves still undiscovered.
And no, not everyone is like this.
You may think that anyone can be like you or do what you can do. Perhaps they just aren’t trying. Or they haven’t practiced enough. Or they aren’t interested. But if they put their minds to it, they could do what you do, see what you see, feel what you feel. Or maybe they’re demonstrating a complicated psycho-neuro-bio-political strategy that you can’t quite grasp.
After all, they’re confident. They make quick decisions. They’re understood. They don’t dilly dally in serious self-doubt. Surely, they’re the smart ones.
Now you’re a teensy weensy uncomfortable. I get it. I’m not saying this to proclaim your superiority. I’m saying this to help you understand and accept yourself. Deeply. To clear up your misconceptions. Because, then, I’m guessing that you’ll be better able to figure out what you’re here to do.
And you’ll get on with it.
(Note: This post was inspired by comments from my lovely readers. You know who you are. Thank you.)
To my blogEEs: I’ve been at this blogging gig for about a year and a half. It’s so gratifying to hear from you and to have you share your reactions and ideas here, with each other and with me privately. Knowing that you’re out there leaves me a little breathless. And a lot grateful.