Do you ever feel like the real you just isn't valued in this world?
Let's be honest, there are certain traits, careers, choices that are much more "valued" than others. Not always by just money or by the sexy or the hero or the martyr "wow" factor...
But the other day I watched a short film on the return of the wolves into Yellowstone and how many aspects of the circle of life did change - ok maybe not so good for some of the deer, but in the bigger picture, balance was returned.
Then I had an interesting discussion with a woman who is trying to help within a charity organization that is good at the touchy feely stuff, not so much with money and legal issues.
She told me how she needed to find accountants and lawyers and such to be on the board to round out the group so that they could stay out of trouble with the rules and regulations (another issue, but for another day.)
I had asked her actually about the courage to just be your self when the self you really are isn't in the "we love you" catagory - but more in the, oh - you again, catagory...
But her reply that one, it took cancer for her to say who cares, just live the life you want - and two, even though she's not as good at the touchy/feely stuff as other members, maybe her gifts will keep them all able to help more in the long run.
And then I put all three things together. A whole lotta people don't want wolves in the wild. Not a whole lotta people want to be the nuts, bolts, and legalize when no money is to be made. And so far, no one is really up for me as me - just being honest - as witnessed by my history with people, jobs, friends, housing, etc.
But maybe we are all necessary - I won't say a necessary evil, because I don't believe any of us - wolves, lawyers, or me want to hurt others.
But I do get that maybe we don't make others very happy. But there is more to the circle of life than the warm and fuzzy parts. There is more than being a hero. There is more than being the rock star. There is the person who cleans up, organizes the details, and tells the touchy/feely people what they don't want to but need to hear.
Just a thought. And here is the video about the wolves - we are after all, all God's Creatures - though I'm not so sure about mosquitos...
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!