This post expands on the thoughts in the Inspiration vs. Change post on Love, Staci.
I had the rare occasion yesterday of meeting someone in person who has inspired me for years. It was a rare gift, given to me by a beautiful friend. But that’s not the point of this post. To expand on it would take away from the real lesson I learned yesterday. So, we’ll save that story for another day. :-)
As I got to listen to, hug, spend time with this person I realized that my encounters with his music, talents and gift from afar was nothing compared to the transformation that came from being able to exchange ideas, energy and love in person. Listening to an interview with them was nothing like being fully engaged and in their presence. That kind of transformation only comes with being present with someone, hopefully regularly. We can be inspired by a song, a chance meeting, a piece of art, a moving commercial. Growth and change come from getting to know the sources of that inspiration. Change comes from being in relationships; having conversations; sharing ourselves and our ideas, being open to love and even criticism.
Relationships help us develop. They teach us. They challenge us. They frustrate us, but ultimately they enrich us.
Encounters inspire us. Relationships Change us.
And so, I hope this post inspires you to open yourself up and get to know someone better, love someone, share with someone. Connect with a friend, take the relationship with an acquaintance to another level. Talk with someone. Listen to someone. Learn something from someone. Just be with someone. Today.
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