I see you.
when I look at you I see me..
the light within me recognizes and honors the universe within you.
I went out dancing last night with my sisters
under the glow of the full moon
I seldom go out, so when I do it’s always such a trip
I felt the energy so deeply;
the yearning to be seen,
to belong and to feel comfortable in our own skin
to give love, to receive love.
because at the end of the day, that’s all we long for. it always comes back to just that.
L O V E
and often we are seeking the answers outside of ourselves.
but I’m sure through it all, in one way or another, we all come back to realize that we must find that within ourselves. this is first and foremost.
and from here we live and learn and practice to love ourselves fully,
to peel the layers and cleanse our vessel,
to return to our essence.
to connect back to one love.
because (as I learned last night), people see how raw and weird and honest you are with yourself, and understand for themselves how okay that is.
it is comforting to know that we are all on this wild journey of figuring things out.
we’re all winging it, all confused as hell,
and this is the beauty of being human.
so allow yourself to let go, get groovy,
release, relax a bit more, cry if you need,
say hi to strangers, make eye contact,
be weird be real, be honest and open.
count your breaths.
connect back with your nature,
with your intuitive self.
step into your truth.
you are infinite and divinely, uniquely, imperfectly perfect.
I love you. I see you. THANK YOU.
This morning I read a beautiful piece about the Zulu tribe of Africa. When they greet one another, they say, "Sawubona", which means "I see you". And this means more than the simple "hello"; it says, "I see your humanity. I see your divinity. I see your dignity and respect."
In response to this greeting, they will say, "Ngikhona" which means "I am here".
This is the essence of being human, put into greeting. Wouldn't it be beautiful if we could just acknowledge each others' existence when crossing paths, sharing with and helping one another in every-day moments? Making eye contact of acknowledgment, a simple smile of reassurance - this could change people. This could help people. To feel seen, to be heard, to not feel so alone.
The Zulu people put it beautifully; their way of greeting ultimately says that until you saw me, I didn't exist. By recognizing me, you brought me into existence.
and Zulu folk saying clarifies this tastefully by saying, "Umuntu ngumuntu nagabantu", meaning "a person is a person because of other people".
Sawubona. Namaste - the light within me recognizes and honors the universe within you.
One love xx