We had our place at the table, with acrylic stands in the middle for supposed protection for those who are sitting in front of each other. It’s like talking to someone who’s in prison, or talking to someone you’re about to give payment to. It’s a bit funny, but I guess these are pretty good precautions to take.
Today, I found myself missing the excitement of the old normal. Before, it was easy to get into those moments. A call to be somewhere, to meet someone, to be someplace in particular – just something to just get you out of your routine and the sometimes static uniformity of life. It was always so dynamic to be mobile, and in a sense, getting used to that gives its own unique high.
How much more advantageous is it living in this century or even this decade? It’s funny, the movie You’ve Got Mail was just brought up during dinner and we were talking about how it was the advent of e-mail when it came out. And then the subject of telegrams came up and it’s notable to me how the first thing that came into my mind was the messaging software instead of the telegraphy technology that’s been a popular mode of communication during the time of my grandparents.
Eckhart Tolle was saying that when you listen, you do not just listen with your ears – you listen with your whole body – your whole spirit, even. And when you do, the one who is being listened to will feel it – will feel such a profound connection to you, will feel so accepted and loved with the energy of your attention – and this is the start of any real communion between human beings.