LOL. It’s been a crazy last 48 hours. The last 4 of which I just spent catching up on thee 114 email notifications I had from WordPress AND writing another spiritual blog post. More there in a minute.
The funeral went reasonably well. The priest was mush mouthed and didn’t seem to know the rituals. Maybe it’s a Catholic thing. I think everything has to be exactly by the book. Anyway, short but good ceremony there. A little bit of unspoken conflict back at my parents’ (well, mom’s now) house afterwards, but I’ll spare folks the personal drama.
Realizing how short life can be, along with the more positive experiences on twitter and here have made me more determined to get focused with my writing and a few other resolutions. Not fanatical midlife crisis level or anything, but it all snapped things back into focus.
The spiritual blog post and trigger warning joke above are about the need for people in general, and Empaths specifically to have reasonable boundaries, and how some people use false compassion and guilt tripping to tell others they have no right to said boundaries. It was inspired by post in a followed blog about how “walls don’t work”. The spiritual blog post should have made clear that I do NOT lump the author of that post in said guilt tripper category. They just genuinely don’t believe walls work. The post DID remind me of all the hateful things I’ve seen on the subject by other people though, and how many times I’ve been guilt tripped and manipulated for trying to have boundaries..
So, with that in mind, and wanting to discuss the idea that boundaries of any type are bad, I wrote that post. If you’re interested, take a look. If you’re the type that’s easily offended by anything other than far left views, consider this a trigger warning and avoid it.
The simple premise is that we all need boundaries and walls. People need occasional quiet time, writers need to be able to focus on their work, etc… Walls DO have to have gates to let the good in though, and the only truly evil wall is the one designed to keep people from exiting (ie the Berlin Wall).