I’ve always described myself as “able to hang out with and get along with any type of crowd, class or people,” and was quite proud of it. Granted, I have always been quiet— with Past Lloyd much more so than Present Lloyd— and, after a recent experience where my natural “character” was completely out of place, have realized sitting silently had a lot to do with that view.
An observer has no conflict whatsoever with the observed. In fact, no contact at all!
Not knowing who I was, what I did, or where I was going also had bearing on that illusion.
“All things to all people” are words that have mystically echoed in my head my entire life. I always thought they referred to this “ability,” but have since come to know that it means something different altogether, yet still I continued without replacing the old view with the correct meaning…
Those words are meant to define “skillful means.” Meet people where they are. Be yourself… remain steadfast in your own wisdom and knowledge… but greet them on their level, their point of view, their capabilities of understanding and handling.
When you know who you are, you can’t change that for others’ sake… but you can “translate” and mediate between two worlds…