“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
Friday, September 12th
Many years ago, my husband and I were pondering why we didn’t have a network of friends around us. We knew we were great people; why weren’t others seeing that too?
I jest, but we really were wondering why it was so hard to make friends that shared common values and ideas about life. It came down to how much we were putting ourselves out there. We didn’t take ballroom dancing lessons. We weren’t in a service organization. We simply weren’t coming across the scads of people it is necessary to meet in order to find the gems.
Slowly we opened ourselves to new opportunities. Husband started a band. I started attending parenting meet-ups and studying non-credit classes. When I took the opportunity to enjoy llifelong learning I met others who weren’t waiting for life to happen them. I met people who inspired me and I started to feel less vulnerable. My more confident self was free to open up and offer more of myself to others, and that continues to bring more and more love into my life.
How do you make yourself available to others?