If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy,
you and everyone around you would fly up like doves" Rumi
How many times do we call up a friend to vent and feel sooo much better for having unburdened ourselves!! Well, maybe for the moment, until the next disruptive feeling comes which causes us to feel the need to vent again. What if we made a huge big deal about feeling really great and happy and joyful and had to call our friends because we felt so damn good? What if we made little of the rest of our feelings, like despair and loneliness or anger and frustration? In other words, noticed they were there but didn't attach all our attention to them. And when we felt courageous and beautiful we called everyone we know and spread the good vibe far and wide? Just pondering these ideas and seeing that it might feel strange and wonderful and actually those friends who embrace your happiness are the keepers and those that are triggered by this elation might need to exit stage left for awhile. Just remembering and noticing how often we embrace each other when we are down and tend to keep to ourselves if we are feeling wonderful. Or perhaps this is just me.....and if so, then I am going to see about checking in the next time I feel really great!! Oh that would be now....hmmmm maybe in a little while after I finish my first cup of coffee. I think I will just simmer in the joy and pleasantness of the moment. Kind of like the stewing from a situation that is not going my way. But different:) This time I am going to save up the good feelings for when I make that call. Then vent away with my happiness!! Hey maybe you want to try this with me??? Let me know how it works out for you.