You know those human connections – those weird seemingly random connections but yet, you know there’s so much more to them than a random encounter. Sliding door moments in life. I love thinking about these moments, cause/effect.. time/chance encounters that can change your life course.
Two years ago I was on a flight to the Dominican Republic and was seated next to a man with a beautiful soul. It was as if the universe had this all planned out. At a time in my life when I was craving raw honesty and personal validation that I was worthy of being heard, he was there. We talked for the solid 3 hrs. Non-stop. He was kind, he was gentle, he listened, and he cared. He took my hand and looked at me and said ” I appreciate the way you look at me when we talk, and I want you to know I would never lie to you.” While these words seem so small, they meant the entire world to me in that moment. It was in fact, the way he spoke to me, the way he cared, and the way these simple words rocked my world at that moment that played a big part in the way I started thinking about myself. This conversation made me realize how good it felt to be heard. This is something that every human deserves, to be heard, REALLY heard.
I believe that when we open our hearts and minds to the universe, and we are searching for answers.. we will find them. Many times our answers will come through the kindness of strangers. This is not to say that all encounters are positive, some will bring pain, yet even in that, we learn. Every encounter has a purpose, what is the lesson?