I hope it’s in me to show. And may it not be seen as arrogance.
It is a joy to meet someone with clued-in confidence or have an appearance of understanding. The bonus is to see their demeanor coupled with an in-depth genuineness about the portrayal of who they are. These characteristics of being in the world are what I aspire to emulate. Individuals with presence don’t need to take anything away from those that surround them. They are complete in their existence.
To possess presence is to have the gift of inspiration. These encounters give us a tool to grow internally, just the same as life experiences can be our teachers. To do and be better, correct past mistakes to ensure they don’t happen again and guide us to a more secure reaction to future events, this is growth.
When people recognize this kind of presence, it’s a comfort and with it, are fluently engaged. Someone with the power to inspire, immersing themselves in higher ideals for all, imparting information, and sharing it willingly – this quality of presence does so unfailingly for the betterment of others.
Life doing its unintentional thing can hurt. I weep, pull myself up and move on.
People’s forced recklessness do harm. I weep inconsolably, going deeper into my shell. Feelings amplified in this echo chamber. Can’t hear the external anymore.
I hide for a while, working everything out inside. And I emerge.