Please welcome Teresita to this conversation.
My friend Karen introduced us and she represents my first conversation with someone I have just met.
Yes, we met today and took off, no barriers, nothing in the way as far as I was concerned.
Consider this, meeting someone new can be intimidating and uncomfortable for a lot of people. Given the fact that this conversation is a celebration of women, beauty, and everything else that may come up in conversation, man, that’s a BIG conversation to engage in for two people who do not know each other.
Well, my approach to every person I meet is to greet them with an open hand, an open heart and an open smile.
This is magic, it works.
Rapport is at the very heart of this project.
Rapport = Trust
Trust is the access to deep and profound sharing - to share freely without fear is the pathway to connection, acceptance and relatedness.
Teresita comes from Venezuela and has made London her home, she works in the very specialised field of Health & Wellness.
As she spoke and shared about her work supporting others, I could see her inner beauty of compassion, love, contribution and service. Her choice of career is an indication of her spirit of compassionate generosity.
Our conversation about beauty was easy and flowed effortlessly.
When I asked her what does beauty means to you, she responded by saying, “beauty to me is about kindness, happiness compassion”. She elaborated by saying, “compassion is important, I would put this as number one”. When she said that, I could understand her nature; she is a women who genuinely cares about the well being of others, how could she not given her choice of career?
I really admire Teresita because her life now as she put it, has been full of upsets and yet she chose to deal with it head on. With courage and determination, she discovered her true worth and reconnected with her self love, now she is the access and catalyst for others to have this same experience for themselves.
I really enjoyed meeting her, I found her energy and expression light, friendly, a subtle hint of vulnerability mixed with a hard core foundation of spiritual strength. This is quite a formidable women and yet dare I say, truly LOVABLE.
Look at her photograph what do you see?
When I sent this image to her I asked her, what do you see?
She said, “I go straight to the eyes. I see something I never really saw before and it’s wisdom and deep sense of knowingness and knowledge”.
The camera doesn’t lie, how can it? It’s a black box with a hole in it so that light can enter and capture the pure authentic truth.
My conversation with Teresita opened the door to her heart so that she would feel safe in allowing me to see and capture her truthful expression.
When a woman allows me this moment to see her like this, I consider it gift, a privilege.
Thank you Teresita xx