Though both hemispheres of my brain are highly developed, most of my life is spent making sure they talk to one another. The left and the right. The heart and the mind. The male and the female. The love and the fear.
Meaning lies in contrast. Not in the running away of the dark. Not in the endless pursuit of the light. We’re here, somewhere in the middle. All of us. And that’s okay.
It took a while though, for the brainy part of my brain to catch up on this. For years, I’ve tried capturing the concept of meaning (together with its siblings empathy, compassion, connection, and peace) in something that made sense. That was tangible. That could be packaged up and shipped. But, of course, and it took me two years of empathetic burn-out to get there, it couldn’t. And shouldn’t.
Which brings us back to what ‘how it is to be you’ and my work is all about.