Pulsing heartbeats on pressing chests,
experience – shared in communion.
The journey to Self,
exploration through this reality of human flesh.
The bee intuitively nestles intimately
deep within the essence of the flower.
Interaction – the core of human experience-
moments of connection
when laughter resonates along the pathway to the heart,
vulnerability is nurtured in the vortex of the chasm
through which the world is observed,
the touch of skin comforts deep within,
tears are dispersed by another’s cheek.
Intentions filed in the mind, wither.
An intricate dance of steps and directions
is self-indulgent without legs laden
with the pollen of interaction.
from what is exposed and offered
results in a barren existence,
the loss of illuminating potential
– a field of unfertilised ovum.
by Julie Stephenson
This is a poem I wrote some time ago which I would like to share, and was inspired by what I saw in nature – a bee in a field of flowers. It is about the importance of meaningful interaction and connection in our lives, and making the effort and having the courage to interact and communicate deeply with another – more than texting or the occasional email and thinking that adequately serves us. Without deep, open communication and interaction, there is such a loss of potential for growth, learning and life.
There are times when self-reflection is imperative and important, but it is only when one opens one’s heart and shares oneself with another that the fruits of this reflection can be more clearly seen and we truly experience life.
Nothing quite beats looking into someone’s eyes and sharing energy and being open-hearted together and exposing exactly who we are. It is far less easy to hide when someone is looking into your eyes. There is so much richness and so much can be learned and felt when there is connection together in physical proximity to another. If that is not possible using technology is the next best option – Skype, telephone and email.
So…. if you have been thinking about ‘catching up’ with someone…. or calling them…. or writing – give consideration today to not putting it off any longer, and make a commitment to yourself to do so with an open heart and dare to reveal who you are, and not just the surface narrative of events in your life. Reveal who you really are – boots, prickles and all; be honest; be truly open – because that is what the richness of life is truly about.