No matter our background, upbringing, current situation, gender, age or belief-system…we are all human beings. We all seek connection for various reasons. Our main and natural purpose of connecting is to survive. In order to gain food, shelter and other basic needs. However, when the basic needs are unavailable to us, regardless the cause, people are primarily driven by a “striving to find meaning in one’s life.” (Victor Frankl.)

Human beings thrive better amongst other living creatures, history taught us this. Unfortunately, history also taught us, there will always be those who would like to be superior to another. Striving to seek understanding for the individual within the community will lead to a stronger unity.

On this globe we all live upon, we have the opportunity to learn from each other’s different perspectives, from each other’s uniqueness. Reaching out to, connect with, and acknowledge each other is nowadays easier than ever.

Besides sharing a smile with your neighbor, being friendly to the lady behind the counter, care for other living creatures; treating each other with respect in our daily encounters, we also have various opportunities through social media.

We can approach social media as a distracting factor, even distance ourselves from it, or we can embrace it. It can be a way to learn from each other’s differences, a wonderful way to make real connections, friendships for life. A part of our modern society, where we should also treat each other with the respect each unique individual deserves.

Let’s acknowledge our diversity, embrace it, for the purpose of connection.

In seven weeks the holiday season has started. Regardless your belief-system, in many parts of the world, it is a period of connecting again with family, friends and neighbours. Yes, yes, it’s also about the gifts and delicious meals 😉 Most of all it is about (re-) connection.

Upcoming 7 weeks I will publish weekly a post regarding the topic connection. In the hope to inspire you to reflect on your connections. With yourself, with your beloved ones, with our planet. The last post will be on December 23, the day my end-of-the-year-vacation-time start. By that time I hope I’ve strengthened some of my connections and maybe even gained some. I wish that for you too.

Art by Sarah

…Stars glow bright,
spreading dust at night,
hope and faith start to grow,
therefore I feel, I know,
when souls do connect,
love can, no…will reflect,
the beauty inside us all,
and just one step, even small,
to reach out to each other,
will help our globe recover.

Patty Wolters

Whether you read all of the posts or just one: The main purpose is to inspire you, to start connecting TODAY. The first post in this seven week series will be published November 11, 2019. Are you ready to connect?

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9 Responses

  1. Great post. Whatever our beliefs are, one of the plus sides of Christmas is that it creates so many very real opportunities for connection – from Christmas cards and newsletters, to talking to people while we’re shopping for gifts, to meeting a multitude of people at work parties and so on … And that is a real benefit 🙂

Love to connect with my neighbors on our globe :-)

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