How can such a thing be? How can we love another so deeply and then find that love and connection to be gone, nowhere to be found? I believe it's because the connection wasn't at the level of the soul.
For some of us, it may seem like a lovely idea that we are aspects of God in the process of evolution. It's an abstract idea, but an attractive one. It inspires us to think that we are part of a whole, larger than ourselves.
I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over-investing in meeting new people is not a good use of time. However, new connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you.
Remember that the more you lean out, the more you tweet and seek and stretch to find another like you, there is a very deserving beautiful creature waiting and calling for your friendship too, and that creature is you.
The holiday season is a time to go home and be with family or friends, a journey that begins with the best of intentions. We look forward to all those parties and shared meals, all those gatherings where the room is abuzz with conversations as everyone catches up on news.
Would this reunion of sorts have been possible without social media? Not without the help of a private detective, for I only knew his name, state in which he went to school, and a sport he played. His advice has been priceless as has the business relationship we have developed.
Were Americans ever really more connected and trusting? Or is that just nostalgia? This summer and fall, I'm trying my best to find out. For the past two weeks I've been slowly driving across America, town by town, state by state, trying to meet 100 strangers per day, every day.
Every person has connections within the community, within their families, at school and at work, where there is some level of influence. What makes the difference among leaders is how connections are utilized.
My family lives close to Pasadena, where we recently experienced great winds. We had no electricity. We suddenly had time on our hands, time that wasn't filled in the usual way with our devices. Just being with each other was great.
Have you ever had an experience like that? Where you wanted to connect with someone, but just could not? Blame, guilt, frustration, shame, shyness are other forms of static that get in the way of communicating clearly, and produce misunderstanding.