Tribe and risk #100sharesproject 22/100

 

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Find your tribe.  Love them hard.  ~the interwebs

Tuesday 12 May 2016

22/100

Gathering with people who are your people is the best.

I gathered with like-minded friends this evening.

People who swim in the deep waters.  People who are not afraid of intuition and metaphor.

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We discussed a book that we all love and we cheerfully followed all the rabbit trails and non sequiturs.

I used to think that tribe would fall into my lap.  That they would come find me in my cave.

False.

I have had to go look.

I’ve had to endure rejection and heartache.

Now, I pay attention to who reads the same books and who loves the same things.

[maybe your thing isn’t books.  maybe it’s running lots of miles or playing the spoons]

Whatever it is, reach out.

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Open your heart even a little. Weigh and measure.  [just enough to be smart.]

Take a risk. [just enough to be brave.]

And sometimes like this time, it works out splendidly.

I hope that you find your tribe.

I hope you love them hard.

 

BE in your life,

Betsy

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About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
 
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • OH! I want to share the joy of reading and sharing and diving deep into a book with others. I haven’t found those people yet. I usually create the circles I need … thus the creative play dates. It’s been going on since the first of the year and I am finally getting comfortable with creating with them. I realized that I cared for them because it is uncomfortable for me to create with them. Even this week, I sat down and began to doodle and the person beside me stopped to watch me … it felt awkward … I kept on. eventually the conversation entered the ease again.

    and for all of that, I don’t think this group is the group for reading the books I want to read … some of them are, others aren’t.

    • I love the nuance with which you understand your exchange/lack of exchange. I know that when you find your book people, that you will indeed share joy and dive deep. To clarify, this is a specific group of people, reading a specific book. I initiated this gathering because my book club of 10 years would never enjoy this book the way this mish mash of hooligans does!