Space - Know How Close To Allow Others To Get To You

Personal space is an integral part of our life. We cannot see it yet know it is there. But in what kind of shape is it? And does our demeanor follow accordingly, like being pulled along by a piece of string? This is private and personal but also a part of our everyday life.

With this comes freedom and comfort, but also at times, tension and pressures and other emotions to cope with. When we need to we should make running repairs to ensure our personal care and peace of mind. To put things into perspective for ourselves we will question and ponder, think and reassess - what we do, who we are, our tensions and anxieties, ourselves. At times like these words can be very powerful - healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .

The power of words . . .

As we read we can let the words gently flow over us. We can let the words quietly be spoken to us in there own sweet way. We can let ourselves open to the thoughts and their meanings, the ideas and their origin, the phrases and the understandings that they have ready for us. Ready for us to assimilate and take on board. If we let them filter through and allow the words their power to move and rejuvenate. If we let ourselves be uplifted and filled with their sometimes hidden insights. Let them gently and slowly impact on our lives as we read - and in the future when we recall their meaning for us.

I hope this page will do this and more. I hope this example will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.


Our personal space is important and ours
We defend it with vigor and bear the scars
Of many an intrusion upon this sacred ground
We don't like it if others within it are found

And why is that we don't wish others to get close
Or we are afraid of what we might disclose
When we are so easy with our personal zone
We defend our comfort zone with a groan

Yet that is different from this our personal margin
Only allowing friends so close less we stiffen
And feel invaded by the proximity of this 'other'
Who appears to us aggressive not just a bluffer

For around us is this invisible arc
We cannot see it but know its mark
And importance to us to keep others at bay
Permission to enter is granted only if we say

That is alright and we are comfortable
If not the hairs on our neck might stand up or bristle
At the thoughtlessness of this intrusion
And we try our hardest to minimize the duration

For it feels like an invasion of our precious space
Perhaps harmless, other times a disgrace
Does not this person know there real place
We just wish they would this intrusion firmly erase

For we all wish to treasure our sense of privacy
To be a true friend and not a bogey
And put us off them from the very start
And grant us more leeway and quickly depart

And in future act with much more thought and care
And only come so close with permission not dare
So that we can both enjoy our personal space
And grant us companionship and friendship by life's good grace.

All best,
Martin


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