This is a continuation of yesterday’s post: How Can A Person Reach You?
Spending time with my son over the Christmas break, I became more aware of the separation between us that can be attributed the difference in our age, as well as our experience.
For example, when I hear a Vietnamese person talk about their country, I am extremely engaged. Having grown up during the Vietnam war, I have a lot of memories tied to that country and it’s people.
Consequently, I am immediately interested, and engaged at a deep level. Pictures of that war play in my head as the person speaks. I think if the family I know whose and son (and brother) is still MIA. I think about poverty, which I understand on an intimate level.
I think about escaping poverty, but recalling it and knowing that while I have made it out of poverty, some have not. I can’t help but be spellbound.
Sitting next to me, my son has virtually no emotional reaction to the same stimulus. How could he? Why would he?
This has been a very important thing to have come to me in a way that’s crystalline. If I want to reach my son, and move him, I have to consider how things might look through his eyes. I am making significant changes at this time. Chock it up to Mars in Libra.
Do you expect people to feel what you feel?