It doesn't take much: a look that you know held rancor mixed with words that say, "Everything is fine"... An out of control insult from a neighbor.... saying 'yes' for the seventy fifth time when what you really needed to say was, "I have too much on my plate: thank you, but no."
...It's the unwarranted unkindness around you that you let slide because it would make waves to ask questions.
Every day we let our boundaries slip and slide to accommodate, to keep an uneasy peace that we don't really know what to do with when all we want is to speak the truth.
Why don't we make today the first day where the nasty comment at work is met with a meeting request and a genuine question from the heart, "Has something happened that I don't know about? I feel like things are 'off' between us.." - let's create a space around our lives by replying
with compassion for not only ourselves but to those we feel wronged by, those with whom the air is not clear.
Let's stay home and give ourselves the chance to read a good book, journal or meditate instead of rushing out to a meeting again.
It is in this spirit that I made the Boundary necklace: two gentle sprouts wrapped loosely around a 14k gold dot, the center of your heart. We can protect ourselves with compassion: armor never works.
Two generous rondelles of gorgeous sky-blue turquoise add peaceful blue at the clasp.
Let this piece gently remind you of your own power and how quiet it can be when you own it. In the Metal Shop this evening.