Wednesday, November 19, 2003

why touch?

I found that when I got to grips with my feelings, or started to, I began to grow as a human person. I often say I became an adult at the age (about) forty years old. That was part of my journey inward. The opening and the owning of those vivid things which seem to influence life so powerfully ...... negative or positive.

"The unreflected life is not worth living" Socrates

Using a new blob drawing, other samples of some are in my books, I have led a group into this.
Which one is you right now in terms of feelings? .... was the question and ................. fantastic level of sharing burst forth so, I can tell you, this blob used for the first time, will be in my next book.

What pleased me was the honesty in terms of sharing feelings. Raw and to the bone. Because it is not only which blob describes your feelings ....... but why? Then it came out.
When you work with people who have had massive disasters in their childhoods followed by later crippling blows, it is something special to hear their stories.
We end by picking a future positive blob. What/where they want to be and I join in all the way through.

Beautifully so, I can see people moving and are progressing in their emotional life. Some of them building on that self knowledge and growing in stature. I love it and it means I am reaching out and being touched by a shalom finger tip.

I experience beauty and pain and refuse neither.