S2Ep19 When Our Shyness Is A Tell

February 12, 2024

Good morning from Milano. I have David Whyte on my mind this morning –  David Whyte, the great poet philosopher I cite frequently – because he is someone I listen to who gives me a lot of perspective. You know when you meet someone, you know someone or you listen to someone who is a few steps ahead of you, he’s like that for me. When I say ahead of you, I mean someone who has already been down the path maybe you find yourself on. Or, importantly, someone like David Whyte who in his creative artistic endeavors has taken the time and done the work to articulate some aspect of the human condition, which is of course universal.

Anyway, I was listening to a lecture, and he was talking about a couple of things that I wanted to share here. One of them is around shyness. When I say shyness, it’s about feeling awkward and vulnerable. He was talking about that awkward shyness being a tell or a clue. “Shyness tells you you’re in the presence of something you desire.” My immediate thought was hmm, that is really true.

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