Rejection is a blessing…

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Rejection…in whatever form, in whichever sphere, is never pleasant. For some, it reinforces the sense of unworthiness and the gap of disconnection widens. For what is rejection, except to say “you are not one of us”, thus conflicting with our human need to belong. Or is it?

A felt sense, rejection is a perceived condition. What would happen if we choose not to engage with it? That is to say, we choose not to believe we are unworthy to be liked, loved, respected etc. We choose to trust when someone says ‘no’ to us, it is because they can’t. How about if we respect the other well enough to honor their views or decisions. What if we choose not to mind the lost opportunity or potential, we never had it anyway so why are we so attached to it?

Sometimes it is true that someone does not see us as worthy of their time; and we get snubbed. Heck, so what? It may indeed be a blessing to be denied entry to that orbit. Things happen. We choose how we interpret it and what it means. Just as a chance reunion with an old friend means something, being refused has its meanings… of parting, of opportunity…; and it remains a path in our journey of life. Be patient. Let life unfold. Don’t force it.

Our ‘job’ in this one life is to keep doing what we are doing with love, grounded in our meaningful purpose, mindful that everyone has their own way of being, accepting it sufficiently to let go of our preconceived notions of “what should be or else…”.

Therein lay peace in being and gratitude for what comes.

 

Namaste!

~ FlorenceT

 

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Romantic love is not dead…

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It isn’t a blue moon tonight, is it?! I had a ‘free’ day to myself, a rare occurrence indeed. And found myself before the television after dinner, another rare occurrence…

Anyhow, I stumbled upon a rerun of the 2008 movie, ‘Nights in Rodanthe’. Being a teeny fan of Richard Gere (yes, I am showing my age), I stopped channel surfing and sat through the movie. It is an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book of the same name – so yes, romance and tragedy.  Of Paul and Adrienne, the movie’s main characters, Nicholas Sparks was keen to explain that love at first sight exists, that one need only spend a short time (in the story, 5 days) with another for it to serve as the foundation for THE love story of one’s life.

Further along the research way, I found excerpts of the film script, and extracted parts which explained Adrienne, the lead female character in book and movie.

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And her meeting this love led to her transformation.

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A Dinah Washington song from the movie soundtrack – enjoy! 🙂

Happy Easter, to you and yours. Be safe!

– FlorenceT

 

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