How has this forum changed you?
That's what I'd like to know.
For myself, I can say that the frisson with various members has challenged my presumptions and clarified my thinking on things I thought I knew or didn't know enough about.
As always, it's been about ideas and people. And the later have been foremost in my mind. I see that it's only when I've been able to have a 'meeting of the minds' that subtle and profound changes have taken place. And I'm not merely talking about finding someone who agrees with me. That would be too simple.
For instance. Today I learned- or was re-minded - about the need to stand in one's own truth. Or as my friend Zerbie phrased it from something her yoga teacher taught her: "Stay on your own mat!"
She re-minded me what I knew but forgot: that the truth of all things- and I mean everything- is inside us. All we have to do is have a bit of courage and start looking. We can't find what we're looking for outside of us, in books, the opinions of others, or even our lovers eyes. The truth is nowhere but within each of us.
Seek and Ye Shall Find.
Now. What have you learned?
Be the love you seek.