Tuesday Morning reflection

Conference continues to flow by. More encounters with others, more sense of community, and also sense of loneness. I often find myself struggling within the crowd, perhaps in part because I am an introvert and it zaps my energy so quickly. I want to be there, I want to be present, to converse, to share, but at times it is just overwhelming and I must try and seek that still quite place where calm is found. To find that place where I can sit and listen to the birds, watch the trees in the wind…. Perhaps like last night where I went to the young adult event, but found myself frequently outside on the bench watching the clouds, the birds and when inside finding the edge of the room trying to not be overwhelm by the crowd and the noise… Community is a blessing, I long for, but sometimes the form is overwhelming and draining

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