October 21, 2018
Do you trust that you have what you need?
Spending the last couple of months in Italy, Spain and Portugal and not speaking the language draws up insecurity at times, for sure. There is the looming pressure of whether you can be understood when you need to be.
Sharing the Camino with people from around the world throws several more languages in the daily stew.
On the one hand the tone of silence amidst a noisy room when the mind doesn’t have to try to mind it’s own business is fantastic. You can smile, be compassionate and imagine profound caring conversations. Often in the airport on my return when I’m standing tired in the slow customs line up with hundreds of people, mostly speaking english, mostly small talk, often self centred and needy, I find myself wanting sound cancelling earplugs.
Do you trust that you have what you need to be understood? Do you trust that you have enough conditions to be happy in the present moment? Do you trust that your actions are for your highest good? I allow these questions to show up regularly and feel them quite nourishing.
I’ve been thinking of the scarcity lens. The fear of not having enough.. money, time, love, smarts, strength, health, creativity or confidence.. Sigh.. It’s an epidemic in the western world.
With the language challenge here at the moment, I do find myself still getting flustered but when I consciously put my attention on breathing through my nervousness and focus on love and appreciation, I always end up finding a way and it’s extra exhilarating when we break through our own limitations.
Portuguese, Italian, Canadian
To you with love, compassion and respect from Spain,
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