If you have never been pregnant (nor wanted to get pregnant) the title of this post will mean nothing to you.
However, if you are concurrently convex of abdomen, you may have noticed that there are many other women in the same state. Big bellies round the corner of supermarket aisles at least 15 seconds before the owner. A slight movement catches the corner of your eye in the bus queue – a woman just short of your blind spot has started rubbing her belly meditatively, either following the internal kicks and punches inside or perhaps reassuring the now sleeping small person-to-be inside. These sights will be reassuring or gut wrenchingly painful depending on your personal viewpoint.
Ex-smokers will tell you the same thing – as soon as you give up smoking suddenly there are smokers EVERYWHERE. Walking in front of you on the pavement, flicking their ash out of the windows of their cars, huddled together for warm outside shopping centre sliding doors.
Human beings are pack animals, we like the company of others. More than that we like the company of others who like the same things that we do.
Imagine my delight to come across Law in the Moment – a blog written by a trial lawyer who also happens to love Neil Young and is a yogi.
One post that particularly struck a chord is entitled Treachery as a Gift. By nature I am a fighter and cannot understand why you would help someone else avoid bad karma by allowing them to literally get away with personally attacking you, bad mouthing you and doing their utmost to ruin your reputation.
But then I have learned a lot of things about myself this month including the fact that while I still cannot sing, I can do a pretty gutsy rendition of this song (if I close my eyes).
Sometimes you just have to let other people carry on down their own paths in life, wish them well and hope that they will find peace.
Are you a lover or a fighter? Do you carry a grudge to the death or can you forgive and move on?