Lairs. Superheros have them. Wild animals have them.
They are NEEDED in chaos, and in jungles.
And we are smack dab in the center of both.
Gotham-like mayhem. Rapid. Rabid. Designed
to wear minds down, and burn hearts out.
A secret, private, resting place of your very own
helps you stay rooted in compassion, objectivity
and wise action. Whether you are a busy mommy,
hustlin' entrepreneur or committed activist, you can
find the time, and the access, to this place inside you.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾