Spot on as always Kozo 🙂
I really need to get the hang of this as I’m finding that the people I love are getting very unpredictable as I change and I’m trying not to take it personally (says she after losing her temper big time yesterday)….
And what happened to you Kozo? You grew up to be a highly empathic, sensitive man, a great father and an inspiring, entertaining blogger who influences many by sharing his lessons along the way, so you can tell your step father that from me with a complimentary nice hard kick in the balls (optional) 😉
Big love my friend x
How neuroscience offers hope to survivors of abuse and peacemakers of the future
“What happened to you, then?” my step-father’s booming voice echoed out into the early evening crowd at Outback Steakhouse.
The question was not asked with compassion or caring. It was a jab, an attack, a verbal confirmation that I was a failure in his eyes.
I had been explaining to my extended family how my son was a highly sensitive boy (HSB), when my mom chimed in that I, too, was highly sensitive as a child. She used the term “glass feelings.”
I explained to my sister-in-law how HSBs, if nurtured, could become compassionate artists or peacemakers like Abraham Lincoln, Mozart, and Carl Jung.
That is when my step-father interrupted me with “What happened to you, then?”
What amazed me most was my reaction. In the past, an aggressive comment like this would have sent me to…
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