You can't imagine how much I miss being touched by simple but yet meaningful things, by the breeze that not only touches my skin but also my soul, by smiles that not only bring joy to my day but also to my heart, by a story that not only touches my heart but also my inner self.
I miss powerful encounters. I miss challenging situations and innocent words. I miss be surrounded by children and youth and be inspired by them.
I miss the free expression of my thoughts and the possibility to be in awe with simple things. I miss what touches my inner self, that spark that moves my life.
I somehow know that all those things are "there" but I feel like in a "stand by" moment in my life, where that magic of being touched by simple things is missing.
Yesterday in church, the pastor spoke about repenting of those things we didn't do. It made me think of unspoken words, unmade calls, ungiven hugs, untaken steps, the unwillingness to do things or to help others, the relationships not built, the opportunities not taken, the clamors not heard, the possibilities not seen.
It made me think of this sudden "soul freezing" state which might be causing emotional myopia in me and perhaps is making me miss what is just in front of my eyes or in what I call my "inner treasure box" (will write about it later).
Does this reflection resonate with you? Are we listening to the clamors or our friends or people around us? Are we attentive to the sound of nature? Are we seeing what seems unseen and hearing what is difficult to hear? Can we see what is beyond and understand what is not understandable?
I do want...and I wonder what it takes to unfreeze my warm soul!