first of all, hi.
we've been "together", what --- since 2015, I think? During these years i have shared my many projects, name changes, geographical moves... Things just keep on re-inventing themselves, you know.
So, The Passion Whisperer is my latest distillation. If you're curious to know more, I dished all about it here: http://thepassionwhisperer.com/katerina/
now let me get to this week's story:
On Monday, I was walking to work, running late of course,
and I bumped into Jeff Greene.
He was the first person i interviewed from the homeless paper, and by far the most intriguing. He recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award for being such a beacon of love in the community, and was visibly moved about it.
so, i asked him where do you find all this love?
and he said: "I'm fearless. When fear leaves the body, love comes in."
isn't that beautiful?
Then he went on tell me about this "white guy" who became homeless a few days ago, and how he was helping him get his footing. He had this specialized job of some sort, and once they let him go, he couldn't find anything else and fell through the cracks.
Death by specialization.
Jeff was like, people don't have life skills anymore. I grew up knowing how to fish, cook, cope, garden, have a conversation. People these days are like robots, they know one thing very well, and hope to god it's not taken away from them.
(Men especially ignore the value of emotional intelligence and lose their will to live, if they can't support themselves financially.)
It just made me think.
Don't let society treat you like a disposable product. You have many talents, abilities, and opportunities. And just because nobody is telling you that they are "valuable", doesn't mean they aren't.