I have a confession to make!
I am a self-confessed, occasional stalker.
And no, I don’t hang about schoolyards or public toilets, but you might find me in your local supermarket.
You see I am enamored and fascinated by pregnant women.
There is something very special and unique about pregnant women that attracts my attention and admiration, not in any perverse or intrusive way, but filled with awe at the love they carry inside them.
For most, and of course, there are exceptions in every case; the growing of a tiny body within their womb, opens up women’s hearts in a way that is indescribably beautiful.
The heartfelt connection towards this tiny human being is so pervasive that it shines both inwards and outwards, in an explosive radiance of joy, bouncing onto others and into their hearts.
And this is where my stalking comes in.
I cannot get enough of expressed love and no, for all you budding psychologists out there, it was not my earlier upbringing devoid of love and connection at play here, because my past was and still is, filled with love and compassion.
This is something deeper than surface admiration and I believe what I witness in pregnant women and feel, is a profound connection and love they show towards the unborn child.
To me this is an unbridled soul-to-soul connection, the quality of which we find rare in our dealings with adults.
It is special.
It is delightfully and delectably contagious.
And so I have been known on more than one occasion, to go up to a pregnant woman in the street, mall or supermarket, excuse myself for the interruption and ask if I may say something to them.
Never once have I been denied the opportunity to say:
“May I say that you look absolutely stunning, you are radiating love and I just want you to know it is felt”
I leave it at that, not lingering for any accolades in return, no ulterior motive on my part, just the wish to convey the beauty I am seeing and feeling in that moment.
These are precious interactions, to be cherished for a lifetime.
When we look beyond the obvious, the readily seen, we get to open and feel so much more with our hearts.
To all you soon-to-be mums out there, thank you for creating our future; you are loved.
Rick’s passion and purpose in life is clear, and everything he does supports this. His journey in life has been hardly a straight line. Returning from the battles of combat in the Vietnam War at just 22-years old, he was a self-described - “broken man”. Rising up from this, he undertook both a corporate business path in the energy sector, as well as a spiritual one, studying with masters across India, China and SE Asia. Rick is a TEDx speaker and author, but above all, he is a master at intuitively listening, understanding and helping others see what they cannot see in themselves.
Rick was born in England, and then spent over 30-years in Australia and has called Ubud, Bali home for the past 10-years with his wife and family.