The land of iheard
I heard in the land of iheard they speak of one another, not to one another, they make up stories by filling in blanks, warp context and distort truth into new truths with narratives that fit iheards agenda, and I heard when the struggle begins, when the veneer and the gloss of newness wears off, and the realities set in, they don’t walk at it, they walk away, and they avoid each other, and in some cases even deny access to one another, just to maintain the status quo as to what they heard, and I also heard in iheard they invite you in, you are warmly welcomed and told your worth being seen, but then I heard in iheard what you are seen as is disposable, a means to an ends, and once expired, or exposed as faulty, you are dead to them in the land of iheard, and here I thought I heard that all I had to do was have the courage to show up, but that’s just what I heard, please don’t tell anyone what I heard about iheard, because I’m the type of person that believes in respecting people’s privacy, or so I heard.
I guess it’s never been overheard in iheard that “This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor... Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond”.
So it needs to be said, or at least I feel like saying, that to turn others away and shield yourself from any exposure is to hide from yourself and allow fear and doubt to guide you and in doing so betray the benevolent heart required of us all.
We stir emotions in one another, so what, so be it, we light matches into rooms filled with imaginary demons we’re told we’re afraid of, and so what, so be it, don’t be fragile, lean in, heart on sleeve, be unwavering to the tyranny of stories and the world of iheard. Make time and space for people who wish to make time and space for you, no matter the discomfort.
Meet them at the door laughing.
I heard it’s our best quality.