Hey beautiful people,
I had a most wonderful realization while soaking in the warm waters of a nearby hot springs early yesterday. Instead of asking people "how are you?", when it feels right I want to ask people "how is you heart today?" or "how is your heart right now?" I love that this feels like a way to naturally invite people to open more to sharing their feelings and what's real for them.
For myself, my heart is feeling full but tender today. I had a most rich and amazing relationship with an amazing woman named Zora for a year and a half. She broke up with me about a year ago, but we've managed to stay very close friends. She is my best friend. Now that I'm actively dating for the first time in awhile, she's taking some distance. This is very hard and sad for me, as I am so clear my interest in others has nothing to do with my continued strong love for Zora. I love her deeply and dearly and will likely always love her, even if I end up in a full-on relationship with someone else at some point.
That's the main reason my heart is tender today. Yet my heart is also excited at so many wonderful opportunities I see for transformation both in my life and in our world. I could go into it now, but I'd rather open this dialog and hear from you. How is your heart today?
With abundant love, joy, and tenderness,