I was sitting at a cemetery people-watching, this man appeared with a bag of nuts and some bird seeds. He stood next to a fence overlooking the graveyard and tossed over some seeds and nuts for the animals to feed. There was one particular pigeon who was a cut above the rest. He wasn't content to just peck seeds on the ground, he wanted a whole lot more. So he perched on the fence next to the man and fed off the man's hand.
After one squirrel had finished its nut, it came looking for another, but a woman sitting on a bench close by flinched and drove it away. She obviously wasn't a fan of squirrels. The man encouraged the squirrel to come closer. The squirrel came close but didn't seem comfortable taking the nut from the man's hand so the man tossed it and the squirrel picked it up and scurried away.
As I see it, my experience at the cemetery demonstrates various comfort zones about receiving love.
The woman was happy to relax at the cemetery but she wasn't comfortable being around squirrels.
Although the pigeons and squirrels were open to receive food, they didn't feel comfortable being too close to the man. Only one pigeon was prepared to get so close that he ate off the man's hand; and was rewarded handsomely for it.
I loved how accepting the man was of the animals and how he met them at their preferred comfort zones.
As for me, I was happy to observe what was going on so I could record it on my blog. That's my kind of love comfort zone.
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