Last month I wrote a post called Peaceful. I was appreciative and humbled by the replies; one from “Anonymous” stayed with me. I mentioned I would follow up on a reply. Due to a business trip and slight illness I hadn’t been able to complete that reply until now.
I hope Anonymous reads this. Since the comments weren’t private, I’ll re-post portions here.
“… I ‘get’ the peace in this room. Oh man I get it. It’s inspiring and uplifting. And gentle movement. Your daughter’s inner world, is precious.”
Thank-you. Many people don’t see her personality, or recognize how important a sense of order is to her. I’m speaking of her internal order. The order she brings to the space she creates. We all want this to some degree. She’s no different.
“Would you take in an online daughter of 30ish, an orphan from a terrible childhood? I wish somebody would…”
You, too, are precious. I say that sincerely. We all have uphill climbs in our lives; some have more challenges than others.
Years ago (probably when I was around your age!) a mentor said there are times when we feel like we don’t have any skin Think about that. When we have a tiny cut we feel stung. Can you imagine what it would be like to have no skin at all? Somehow I suspect you can.
“Thank you very much for your post. You have no idea how much it reached me. Your daughter has inspired me to go on another day.”
This touched me deeply. …very telling about you. My daughter can be a real teacher once people get to know her. She had taught me so much.
There are times when we all have to dig deep. I mean really deep.
Someone told me I live everyday in a place where most people only glance. I imagine you understand this. One reason for this is to face your challenges, not deny them, then move through them and past them. From there you can journey to a place of peace. Truly. You have to be willing to take that walk.
Your reply to my post was lovely, honest and appreciated. As I replied previously:
There’s a saying that during tough times you should take one day at a time. I think it’s often shorter. Take one moment at a time…one breath at a time.
We all have to find a safe place within our own world, within ourselves. Part of the journey with my daughter is to know this and to continually learn this.
It takes courage to reach out to someone when you’re in pain. I hope you’ll reach out to people nearby who can support you. The journey starts with a first step.
Please stay strong and take one breath at a time.
I hope you’ll return to this post and drop me a line.
*If anyone else has words of encouragement for Anonymous, please feel free to leave those here.