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Enriching Connections

There are many ways that we are all connected. For instance, in casual conversation – at a party, over coffee, at lunch – the subject comes up and you find that the others in attendance have all received a speeding ticket at one time or another, (Yes, I’m still stuck on that topic. See how emotion locks in a memory?) The only uniqueness in the situation seems to be how much the damn thing cost! The conversation might lead to other facets of law enforcement, discovering more incidents of connection.

You see, connection goes way beyond clubs, churches, relatives, or jobs. Emotionally stored stories cast a thread into the world and draw in people or groups that have experienced the same or similar trials. At the time of this writing, two friends are being challenged by cancer. One's prognosis is horrific, while the other's is optimistic. Both are facing the future with hope, supported by family and friends who share love and laughs, some who share similar treatments,...

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We Really ARE All Connected

In my last post, I wrote about how we’re bombarded daily with situations that demand we hurry up, do this, get that, OR ELSE! Ironically, we’re connected in facing these overwhelming phenomena that seem to pull as further and further apart.

We’re also connected by our shared hopes and desires. We all want to be loved and respected. Most of us hope to contribute significantly to those around us. These would be easier to accomplish if we invested the time to get acquainted with one  another, one person at a time. Hatred and fear come from failure to recognize the common goals we share, and to value the talents that lie within each individual.

More concretely, we are connected by the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the ground we walk on. We share one, relatively small planet, and the borders we recognize and defend are mostly imaginary. There is no American air, or Chinese water, for example. Air and water move and intermingle all around the Earth, and...

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