How can you live in a way, day in and day out, that promotes greater connection?
It’s not just about the selfish benefit that comes when we’re feeling closer and tighter and part of something. It actually comes down to the fact that our world needs us to be more connected.
Many of the ills of the world today are instigated by the fact that we don’t see ourselves in other human beings. We don’t trust our IGS (Inner Guidance System) and we don’t realize that we’re part of something bigger. The wars that are raging throughout this world, right now as you read this very sentence, are happening because fundamentally we have lost sight of the fact that we are all one. Killing your enemy in the Middle East is no different than killing your brother or sister or killing yourself. It is born of separation and it leads to separation; but separation is a lie!
On the other hand, we see the fundamental truth of connection in the global reactions when huge catastrophes happen in our world. Such as the recent earthquake in Nepal or tsunamis hitting the shores of Japan in years past. During these times we naturally reach out to help our brothers and sisters and we remember that their misfortune and that our blessings are random and universal. When we see these other peoples’ suffering, we realize that they are us and that they’re no different from us.
To live connected is about seeing how we are no different than others. It comes in being grateful for the good we have in our lives and being willing to serve and contribute when others don’t have it so good. It comes in not judging or gossiping or maligning other people. And it comes in knowing that what we do to ourselves we do to others (and vice versa)…
Every day you need to choose if you’re going to walk the path to greater connection. Ask yourself these key questions, and then ask them again, every day!
- How do I contribute to my community?
- How do I perceive others, how do I talk about others?
- What helps me to trust my own truth and what do I need to do to speak my truth more fully?
- What am I using as criteria to make my decisions?
- What prevents me from spending daily time pursuing a deeper connection with my higher power? What am I going to do about that?
- What helps me to trust that the universe is unfolding exactly as it should?
Asking yourself these questions daily, and doing something about it if you don’t like the answers, will change how you are living in this world, and that changes everything. Choose to LIVE connection, actively, intentionally and powerfully. Choose to LIVE connection like your very life (and the life of the planet) depends on it. Because it very well might.
Okay over to you:
Go out and connect! What did you do and what impact did it have? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.
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