I recently attended a shamanic drum journey session with a group of others. As it finished and I talked with my journey partner I wondered to myself, “Why do I sometimes feel like a ‘child’ when I talk to other people?”
It’s as if my vulnerability in the face of their ‘having it together’ leaves me feeling naive, and yet, inside of me there is great courage and strength and wisdom.
I supposed it is the look in their eyes as they measure me up, categorizing me. Perhaps my feeling ‘as a child’ is actually an empathic absorption of their view of me …
Something to contemplate.
Regardless, I will continue to show vulnerability and be true to my authentic self. After all, this person I call ME is the only one I will spend every single moment of my life with.