Five Keys (wk2) – The Red, Yellow & Green of Welcoming
Positive Interruptions — a leaf falling on our head, the taste of our coffee/tea, the smell of a flowering bush, the smile of a toddler, a powerful passage in a book, etc — “pop our me-bubble,” reminding us that our experience is fundamentally interconnected with the world around us.
Depression, Isolation ( ignoring ‘we’) — fresh experience is “unwelcome.” Instead, we prefer to cocoon into familiar patterns, entertainment and distractions. Whatever doesn’t allow us to reinforce our closed state is shut out (ignored/denied).
In Between (Yellow)
“I fear I’m invisible, unwelcome” – our fears that we are unwelcome take on the “catastrophic” quality that we are not just unwelcome in one circumstance, but are somehow fundamentally unwelcome in the universe, and that this is somehow our fault. Our confidence in our experience lessens and