I apologize in advance for the times of silence on this blog. For quitting reading your posts. For just going quiet and seemingly disappearing into thin air. Poof! Just like that…gone.
This time, during the 75 day spiritual blogging commitment, I earnestly vowed not to do this again. NOT to disappear. To at least stay active reading and commenting on your blogs, because, truly, many of you have been faithful friends this past decade and beyond. And I love hearing what’s going on in your neck of the woods.
But vowing is one thing. Listening to what wants to happen is another. And what wants to happen in these times is silence. Quiet. Just being.
Engaging in blogging or social media feels like pulling teeth these days. And that’s an owie almost impossible to override.
Sometimes when folks disappear from our radar they’re sad or depressed or lonely. That’s not usually the case here. When I disappear there’s often a feeling of well-being, rightness, enjoyment. (Although, always, a commitment to tend to whatever challenging thoughts or beliefs or feelings that may rise within, to stay absolutely present to Life. To not back away from anything.)
It’s just impossible to reach out and engage in the same way with chatty words.
So, my dear and precious readers, please never think that silence means you are less loved. That you are are less admired. Less appreciated. I will try to read your blogs and maybe even comment, but only if the veil of silence drops away.
May your winter days serve you. May spring bring tiny wildflowers of joy. May summer find fingers deep in garden dirt or beach sand. May autumn allow the dropping away of what’s no longer needed.
May silence AND sharing sustain us all. Until words birth themselves again, tomorrow or in six months, Love, Kathy