Phelan is off to train in the desert for three weeks. He sent me this pic while prepping to head out.
I never anticipated falling in love with someone in the service. Without harsh judgment, I had a certain perception of who I thought they were. I never personally jived with a military man on an intimate level. Therefore, I never pursued one.
In this case, I met the man before I met The Officer. Not because I didn't know he was in the Army but because I was listening from a place of nothing. I simply got to see him for who he is, not what he does. He is kind, compassionate, committed, powerful, and energetic. He is grace, light, and peace. His ability to authentically share love is astonishing. He is a physical manifestation of hilarious joy.
Before learning effective communication, I may had missed an opportunity to truly meet him and hear past an identity. 《-- This is entirely true for meeting anyone, anywhere, at any time. This is true for all of us, everywhere. Without a true interest in WHO people are, we may predetermine who we THINK they are with our past based listening filters that say "these kinds of people are like this." When we do this, we miss out on meeting someone past the first impression
This is always happening and keeping us as a species divided, separated, disconnected, misunderstanding, AND left feeling misunderstood. We can put an end to this.
WE can be responsible for the end of hate, blame, criticism, judgment, and even war with acceptance. Love can truly trump hate.
💜Hate cannot survive where love thrives.
💜Rejection cannot persist where hearts are unleashed.
💜Anxiety cannot control where peace dwells.
💜Fear cannot consume where gratitude grows.
Love is the answer. Always.
I always invite you to live in love.
Please join me is wishing Phelan safe keeping and gratitude as he serves in keeping us safe. Tag your peeps who you would LOVE to acknowledge in keeping our country alive and thriving.
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