I talked about “brain inspiration” a little while back (back HERE…added some pics to that post too) and the post that vanished was supposed to be “part two” on the “brain inspiration” dealio because that’s what they are. They say that human beings only use a tiny fraction of their brains, and I like to think that the inspiration we find in daily life helps open up the closed-down parts.
I’m not the best at listening to things because if I do get time folding laundry or running errands I generally pick up the phone and call someone. With so many people in our families I always feel out of touch with someone or another. But I’m trying to figure out how to fit in more podcast listening because oh boy, I can almost feel these things opening channels in my brain.
Last summer my sister-in-law, in trying to console me after our tough BBS conference, told me to listen to this great podcast called “The Myth of Closure” all about “ambiguous loss.”
I challenged my sisters to join me in writing three lines a day like she talks about and I LOVE it.
Elie Wiesel came and did a lecture in one of my classes at Boston University and what he said took up a huge piece of my heart.
How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?
Let us insist on a type of human-to-human connection where when one of us responds by saying, “I am just so busy,” we can follow up by saying, “I know, love. We all are. But I want to know how your heart is doing.”