The Heart Tribe
I try not to ask for advice anymore…especially around spiritual matters, and especially not in a public forum like the Internet. The problem is, when I ask for advice, I usually get it.
Then I often end up feeling smaller than I did before I asked.
I know, I know, it is my choice to feel small. I could just as easily feel big. I’ve heard it all before. And oh yes, I need to ask myself “who is feeling small”? Then I will inevitably come to the same conclusion as the person giving me the advice, that the “me” who feels small is actually a mental construct, and the real “me” is the pure awareness which is observing the nonexistent me thinking I feel small.
Once in a while, however, I find someone who responds in a way that truly uplifts me. I may have never even met this person, and I may have interacted with them online for only a short time. I call these folks “The Heart Tribe”.
I think being a member of The Heart Tribe is a soul specialty. Everyone can learn to open their hearts more, but these folks seem to have been born this way. Thank God/Goddess for them. They may not know all the right words, but they have a capacity to bear witness, to see the highest in me (even if I forget it), and to let me know that it is all going to be alright. Whatever they say to me, their words always translate as, “Ted, I love you and I honor you”. And they mean it. They rarely have to come out and say it, but they mean it. I hope these people know who they are.
They need no advice from me.