Idiosyncrasy derives from the Greek idio which means private, sun which means with and krasi which literally means wine--- or in this case, mixture.
So there you have it, you are your own private distillery of signature wine and flavor. What temperature, and treatment do your grapes need to deliver optimum delight?
I so often get the impression that people find the practice of meditation superfluous and not really applicable to everyday issues. Who cares if the key to life's tribulations is free and painless, if we cant "see" an immediate result? Sort of thing.
I'd like to combat said foggy thinking, with a lethal injection of powerful example. Relationships. Taking time to "be" whether in silence or through other means of reflection allows us to become in tune with who we are; what we need; and what we truly feel. If you are interested in harmonious relationships, this should hold some water.
Practicing inner observation has helped me discover my own specific "love language", if you will. As it turns out, in order for my person to feel loved and appreciated I need to be asked questions; specifically "long mileage" questions. (A term I learned when I was a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). Questions that don't have yes or no answers; questions that go beyond the surface.
How about you:
Have you "met" your specific idiosyncrasies and how do you honor them?
Do you require more physical touch?
Are you naturally hotheaded and need a cooling presence to bring you to center?
Do you need more "space" than most?
We are often burdened by our emotions and needs; making ourselves feel guilty for wanting too much attention or not offering enough kindness to others. Trampling around this hodgepodge of emotion feels anything but comfortable.
That is where even 5 minutes of daily "being" comes in; to reset the noise and allow you to really see what is going on underneath the surface. Walking, breathing, cooking, dancing, painting, singing; you name the form, if its allowing you to "hear" yourself, it's a great way of tuning in to your deeper truth.
Demand more from life that just "surface".
The more you know and can accept yourself as you are, the more someone else will too.
Cheers, here's to you!