"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

***A Quote From The Velveteen Rabbit


Do You REALLY Mean Everything You Say?

He said, "Let me ask you a question..Do you really mean everything you say?"

*Neutral posture, no body language, emotionless gaze.*
((Where did that question come from, and why can't I "hear" what he's really asking me?))

"Well, with the exception of when I'm "talking shit," which is completely obvious....Yes..I believe I do..Why? Is there a reason you're asking me this?"

"Well, it's just something you said earlier..About how you may feel THIS way about something today....But tomorrow, you may feel completely different.."

((I love it when people really listen to what I'm saying..And how nice to have my most recent epiphany addressed..))
**Nod acknowledging the question while processing the answer**

"Yes..It's true! As hypocritical as that may look in this moment, I have come to a deeper understanding of "Beliefs" recently. I'm able to see now that how I feel about anything, and what I believe about anything, is determined by what I have learned about it. So it is not reasonable to refuse to re-examine my beliefs when new information is introduced to me, THAT would not be living authentically."

**Inventory what I've said..And what I still need to convey**
((I'm doing it! This is making sense!))

"It does not mean that what I think/feel TODAY is wrong, because it isn't, it's just what is true for me IN THIS MOMENT. BUT I am learning new things, all day everyday. So many things I've always thought I deeply understood often look different now, because I'm open to accepting new information about these very important beliefs. I have recently noticed a shift in how I feel about my beliefs and being open to making adjustments, even when it's uncomfortable or hard." 

((Here it is...I'm actually gonna get it all out!))

"In my opinion, the privilege to change our minds whenever we want to is one of the greatest gifts of being human. And the biggest hypocrisy would be to not allow myself to evolve by shutting things out that could shift my beliefs, which would be a huge insult to myself and the people around me, it would not be mindful, it would not be conscious. It would be judgmental, it would be self sabotage, it would definitely be failure. It is our right and responsibility as humans to lead as full an existence as possible, and to accomplish that, nothing can be overlooked or ignored."

((That wasn't so bad...I think I did it!))

"....You've changed....So much about you is different, you've really changed."

*Neutral posture, no body language, emotionless gaze* 
((Why can't I "hear" what he's really telling me?))
*Breathe, create space, stop trying to judge his words*
"Not just your appearance, something deep about you has changed.."

 ((As good as truly being listened to right now feels, this is getting uncomfortable, he's known me for years and I feel like I'm under his magnifying glass..Well, I meant all of what I said, so it is what it is. It will be ok, I'm being authentic. That's the best I can do. It's ok!))

"You've definitely changed, and only in a GOOD way."


"Thank you...."


Anonymous said...

your awesome

JmeLee said...

THANK YOU!! Thank you for reading, and thank you for the acknowledgment! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay!! all Blogs should be this way!
Great Read! That was kinda trippy..
Was that a real account?
Anywhos.. Very Rad..

JmeLee said...

JW ~ PLEASE subscribe to my blog if you liked what you read, and keep on coming back!! I love feedback so thank you very much for yours, it really means a lot to me!

YES, this is pretty much almost word for word exactly what was said, and it's definitely very much the way I felt and what I witnessed from my friend is true as well! This blog is written directly from what I have been experiencing in life lately. That's really how I write all of my blogs currently. :)

Great comment, thank you so so so much!

jeremy christensen said...

been prying open your third-eye huh. well being open to sugestion is great. beleifs are the hardest to change considering theyve been with you all your life thats why i didnt want my wife to take our children to church. but i realized that no matter what they still teach something of value there, lessons in the stories, real life lessons. its not easy finding out. everything you know or thought you knew was a lie evolving is a way of life and its shocking to see all of the closed mindedness over anything, you are on the right path the path of the wise your path will be critisized but do not faulter help to open others third eye . great read JJC

JmeLee said...

JJC, nice to see you here, old friend!!! Thank you sooo much for reading, you have no idea how much it means to me to receive your input. And even just knowing you are checking out my writing means more to me than I can express in words.

Yes, the opening of the third eye is a powerful experience, especially when I feel like it's already been "open" for a very long time to a large degree. I feel more like I'm trying to peel it's eyelids off, so that it's completely wide open, forever. I don't want to miss anything in life anymore, or allow things to pass me by without experiencing them consciously, and learning everything I can from them graciously.

Everything we know, our reality, is subject to how we perceive what we experience. How we process the data that we collect. So yes, closed mindedness certainly IS shocking and disheartening to witness. It's the root of all evil, perhaps, and we are all subject to it's effects. Criticism being one of them, indeed.

People like you and I are certainly no strangers to such things as criticism, and I find the more conscious I become, the less what anyone else says or thinks matters. I will not break my integrity to accommodate anyone else, I will not accept anything that is not pleasing to my heart and nourishing to my soul. But I do commit to a life of service to others and the world, it is my duty as a human being to honor humanity and live with intention.

Thank you so much for commenting, AND reading my blog, Jeremy. You are well aware of how much I value your opinion and friendship, and I'm extremely flattered by your words. It's the best validation in the world to receive such amazing feedback from you. Miss you very much.

kelley said...

Thanks; I liked the way you are abel to identify with your feelings even if there not always good ones. This and being opened minded on changes and beliefs are a sure way for doors to be opened. Good job Love ya

JmeLee said...

thank you for reading, kelley! i appreciate your support and feedback! <3

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