All posts tagged: soul

what I’m not

Today I had an interesting conversation with someone I appreciate, and whose opinion I hold in high esteem (I hope she doesn’t mind me mentioning her here). It started about work, and fears, and we digressed into what we like, what makes us tick. Well into the conversation, this person said something that resonates strongly within me, she said one sentence that I’ve used in the past, exactly the same words in exactly the same context… She said something was “killing her soul.” I think at that moment, I realised that even though we think we have massive problems, that nobody can understand us, that we’re the only ones facing certain ordeals, many people are like us, and we’re not alone in this. We think others, in different jobs, cities, countries, or even just different streets, might have similar problems, maybe; but we don’t realise that sometimes is the people closest to us, in location, the ones that actually we can relate to (and the most difficult to reach out to, I guess). I told …