Though TMFB ended up being a real loser, some significant things came out our interaction. I have mentioned some of them in an earlier post, but there are more!
One thing he reminded me of was the idea of connection. Everything is indeed connected and peace comes from the acknowledgment of this fact, as well as acting accordingly. This is a concept that I was raised to believe. It's also one that is very easy to forget, especially when you are in the midst of a crippling depression and you feel nothing but alone. Overall, though, I do believe Happiness Is knowing that the universe is constantly in conversation with you.
So after I hung out with TMFB, I became much more in tune with this concept. There have been tangible examples of it, and it hasn't stopped yet! As you may have gleaned from my previous post, I am getting another tattoo and I am wondering where to put it. I really wanted to put it on the inside of my right wrist, due to the nature of the tattoo and chakras. I had heard some negative feedback on that idea because it's so conspicuous, but I didn't care.
My neighbor...who has a bunch of non-visible tattoos and runs a custom tattoo shop...cautioned against it on the train ride to work. This is not remarkable as we talk often. But we NEVER ride to work together...ever! The fact that she was on my train and she made some cogent points no one else mentioned gave me pause.
THEN! This article was posted on the Times website less than an hour ago. The universe is telling me something. So I think I'm going to put the tattoo in a more discreet place. It will still be easily visible...because I don't believe in putting art on my body that I can't enjoy...but I will be able to cover it up when necessary.