The big deal with a new concept is to understand there’s really NOTHING new under the sun, so even this is just a rethinking of what’s already out there – somewhere.
But the realization that when we put old thinking styles together and make a new idea, we bring together more than one concept and apply it to our own reality, as well as share it with others. We share it because someone might need it.
What do you need today?
The question came at an opportune moment, I really needed a hug. Life was overwhelming me, and I knew I really needed to just rethink the basis and find center again, but I needed human contact to reground me. The person asking the question was in more ways than I can count a stranger, someone I really didn’t know well enough to ask for a hug, or to give one. And yet, that’s the only thing that came to mind.
I really, suddenly, desperately needed that hug.
But I couldn’t bring myself to say it outloud. I just couldn’t.
I’m generally not a huggy person, although I do appreciate a good hug now and then, because human contact is amazing. But, he’s a stranger…
So, I responded that I wasn’t really needing anything, and we parted company. He walked out the door and left me standing there, alone.
Tears streamed down my face and I considered the moment, the question, and the man who had just left. A business associate whom I had worked with for much of the past three years, and yet… I didn’t know him well enough to ask for the one thing that I needed in that moment.
As I seated myself a my desk, the door opened and he entered, looking for something… His keys were on the floor in front of my desk where they’d dropped out of his pocket. I swiped at the tear on my cheek, too late… He saw it.
“Are you okay?”
And he stepped around my desk and gave me a hug, “You don’t always have to be so tough!”
He stayed a few moments, took me to coffee, and we talked. During our conversation, I realized that his “specialty” is the exact thing that was so totally overwhelming me.
The solution had been right in front of me, and I didn’t ask.
How often do we want something and yet, don’t ask?
Ask. And you will receive.
Yeah, it works.