One Apple A Day #445 – Step aside

This morning I decided to surrender to the Be The Change cards fully.

Usually, when I sit down to write the apple of day, I already have some running in my head. I still pick a card most of the time. It helps me spark my writing in the direction of what I want to share.

But this morning I woke up only with some vague thoughts.

So, when I set up for the writing practice, I decided to let the cards determine the topic. And they did. A card dropped out of the deck when I started shuffling.

I had to sit in silence for a good minute to let this invitation to sink in.

“Step aside & make space for others.”

What does it mean for me to step aside? Is it about work? Or my relationships? Who are the others I can make space for?

One of my guiding principles is “kindness”. I firmly believe in the power of being kind.

Today, this card made me realise a sort of a paradox.

My way of being kind has always been to help and support others.  I am kind to others, and they are the objects of my kindness.

But that put me right in the middle of the stage.

What if being kind is not about me giving help or support, but it’s about me stepping aside and making space for them?

So they can help themselves.

So they are the protagonists of their stories.

Like this card today.

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