I heard a quote yesterday by Peggy Tabor Millin that resonated with me. ” We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace.” I asked myself what would happen if I lived with more awareness of this thought. How would I interact with the grocery clerk, the station attendant, my waiter or waitress that was serving me? The seemingly anonymous people in my life that I only brush up against in passing—would I look more deeply into their eyes, would I smile readily, not fearing they may not smile back or even acknowledge me? I wondered if I became more intentional about extending the feeling(or vibration) of love would they FEEL it, would it make a difference? There was an author on television the other day who wrote about the rules of civility and he said there is one principle in which all ethical systems are based: “We ought to treat others as ends in themselves rather than a means for our own satisfaction of our immediate needs and desires.” As I thought more about this, I felt something stir within, perhaps a new standard to which I would be willing to hold myself accountable especially when I am rushed. I want to be more conscious of how I touch others, more intentional in each interaction no matter how lightly and that it is I WANT TO EXTEND THE TOUCH WITH LOVE .
LIVING OUR QUESTION– WHO AND HOW DO WE TOUCH?