You Are My Other Self
“You are my other self” ~ traditional Toltec greeting
Before each encounter
Allowing Toltec wisdom to wash away
Fears of being rebuffed or of overwhelming?
Might everyday interactions become valued affairs
Rather than ordeals to endure?
I envisioned hearts sharing the same tender beat?
Might compassion and patience take precedence when going about my daily tasks
Unveiling another’s brightness by honoring them with my best?
When self-absorption engulfs
And I fail to acknowledge those around me
Please jar my senses
Guiding me back to what matters most
Be it a smile, helping hand, or chipper word
Thereby enriching my own
You are my other self
Dedicated to my treasured readers.
Thanks for your vitalizing support — my heart is full because of YOU! 😘
(💗Post inspired by M.J. Ryan’s life-enhancing book, 365 Health and Happiness Boosters💗)
*Photo: Temple of Zeus — Athens, Greece