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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sharing...


One of the open, honest, candid blogs that I read is written by a guy whose life experiences are 180 degrees from mine, but for whatever reason there exist similarities or parallels in our paths. In a recent post, he talks about "A Safe Place to Fall", which is something that mirrors how I feel, but had not yet been able to write about here. This snippet says it all:

"... So many people have never had anyone in their life that would just listen to them. It is so easy for me to give advice but I've often discovered that isn't what the situation needs. Nope, often a person just needs a trusted ear, "a safe place to fall" a dear friend of mine calls it. How rare is it in this life today to have a Safe Place To Fall, to have a friend where you can go and honestly open up yourself and share your deepest thoughts and feeling without fear? It's very RARE, in my experience.

So That is my goal today: I want to be "A Safe Place To Fall". A place where someone can come to me and share what's on their mind and I will lovingly listen to them. That is what I aspire to today. Are YOU A Safe Place To Fall?"

I can safely say ... yes... I am. I think I always was, but other than when I was much younger, it has only been in the last three years that I allowed myself to be, and I like being that person again. I am also very thankful that at a difficult time in my life I also allowed myself to have A Safe Place to Fall of my own. I must confess that I found allowing myself to have one was much more difficult than being one.

4 comments:

thormoo said...

That is something that used to baffle me..how can people who seemingly have little to nothing in common in fact relate to each other?

I now believe the connector is our "humanness"...that explains to me how we are are often much more similar under the surface because our emotions and feelings are the same though outwardly two people can appear totally different...

I enjoyed the post...

Spockgirl said...

T:
I agree about basic "humanness" being the connector, however I also believe that some people simply cannot relate to others because they cannot see beyond themselves. I think you will agree with that.

However, I would disagree about the "emotions and feelings are the same" part in this case. I would say that in your life and in mine there is thirty-five years of 180 degree variance in life experiences with vastly different emotions and feelings, that still managed to result in a rather similar mindset. This is both complex and simple and ... requires much more thought.

Thanks for writing that.

T1G said...

How do you comment on nodding? In agreement, that is... not sleep.

Spockgirl said...

T1G:
Dude... If you had just written the word "nodding", I think I might have understood what you meant.