|one model: oxytocin (connect the dots)|
I am feeling particularly cocky tonight after schooling the Millennials at the local pub in both pool and pinball. Such was the brilliance of my old-school ways that not one but three strangers hugged or high-fived my efforts. I am happy with my small-town pub fame. And I thoroughly enjoyed my non-virtual conversations with strangers, something that seems only to happen at older places that welcome lingering.
|showing the youngsters how it's done|
based on a quote by Buckminster Fuller she'd heard earlier in the day.
Seems right in line with where we're headed-- shedding skins, we've readied for something new, something that has room for us to grow into.
Her suggestion felt rich to me, even in the tiny ways I experienced it tonight. There are times when we can feel locked in to a role (serious listening therapist, middle aged mom, what have you). It's not that there isn't room or a place for those roles, it's when those roles lock out other aspects of ourselves that we get into restrictive trouble. Tonight I enjoyed busting out some of my other aspects, and it was great fun to have them welcomed.
|"Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken."|
I am drawn to this idea of building new inclusive models, of breaking free of self or societal imposed restrictions of who we are expected to be and letting all our parts shine. What exactly will this challenge mean for you this weekend? I have no idea. You tell me. I look forward to hearing about it.
Quotes of the Day: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson
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