A beautiful story, from a beautiful Desire Mapper, Karen Graves:
My little one walked in on me in the bathroom today. When she asked me what I was doing I had a choice to either answer her truthfully or tell her, “Nothing.”
If I avoided truth I could save myself from “what ifs” of shame, embarrassment, or weirdness.
If I avoided the truth I could be like my mom who wouldn’t share herself with me. If I avoided the truth I could make what I was doing “wrong.”
Instead, I chose to tell her the truth.
I told her what I was doing — meditating. As I attempted to explain what meditation was she sat on the floor, crossed her legs, closed her eyes, did the ‘Ohm Pose” and said, “I know what meditating is.”
Clearly she had seen it before. I told her how I did it — what I said and what music I listened to.
I shared my intimate experience. I suggested she try it out for herself.
She said maybe when she’s older (since at 7 she’s pretty connected), she apologized wondering if she had interrupted me, and happily bounced out of the room.
No shame. No embarrassment. No weirdness.
All very matter of fact for my wise 7, almost 8 year old. Proud of me for being honest.
Proud of her for being, well, her.
One of my CDFs is Truth. This is what it looked like today.
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