VULNERABILITY and FLYING

I’m on a flight from LA to NY right now and the young woman next to me is weeping while she watches a movie. Something in that movie has rung true and locked into her soul. Truth. Pain in her soul. She has pain too, I guess we all do. It’s important.

Deepak Chopra posted this the other day.

“If you don’t have a shadow then you are standing in the darkness.”
He also said, “your shadow has a purpose, don’t ignore it. Forgive and embrace it.”

That’s a hard one to swallow, but I think it to be true. I just don’t think we should live there. It’s there to tell us something. To guide us.

My vulnerability is at its peak when I fly. I’m always prepared to soul search. I feel my pain so deeply when I’m flying. There are no distractions, there’s nowhere to go, nothing to do, but be. Especially on these long flights. So I don’t really like flying… Or maybe I do?

The funny thing is that when my daughter asked me the other day as we walked through my neighborhood one brisk New York City night. “Mom, if you could have any super power, what would it be?” My answer was, “to fly.” My favorite dreams are when I’m flying, flapping my arms and I begin to rise, it’s freeing, its power. And so is vulnerability.


Written in February of 2016

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