After being out of the country so long, it's one of these quirks that really stands out upon my return years later. The first words, not the first question mind you, but the very first words, the first reply is about insurance. Do you have it? What is it? Who with? With numbers and cards and data exchanged to and fro.
I sort of had enough when this happened yet again. I just couldn't resist teasing the receptionist. "Of course. It's all about insurance," I said. "Would be so nice instead to show a little concern, like what's the troubling you, what's the matter or even a 'how can we help?'" She laughed nervously. Some young girl caught in the matrix, 'just doing her job'.
Yet how many times do we speak like this to others, like we've been given the words to a script that we didn't write? Speaking is so profound and such a powerful way to 'commune' with another and yet in our day-today interactions do we really value what AnOther could be telling us or vice versa? Do we devalue AnOther with trite and bland words strung together with no heart, no feeling, no expression? The throat center, the fifth center, rests right above the heart center. In fact, the throat and the solar plexus (right below where the ribs split) form a circle around the heart. Poses like head-to-knee with bent leg help bring these energies into harmony and allow for feeling to color the logic of our words.