Ripples #930: Inexplicable Connectedness!
Mar 20, 2017
Attract what you expect,
reflect what you desire,
become what you respect,
mirror what you admire.
-source unknown, shared by Jennifer in Davison, MI
I do believe in an everyday sort of magic – the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.
-Charles de Lint, shared by Jessie in Burbank, CA
In the last few weeks, I’ve fired up some amazing gatherings of people: the staff of Commonwealth Credit Union convening for their biannual Vision Day; a group of community leaders in Lexington, KY coordinating a massive series of informal conversations called “On The Table“; and just a few days ago I spoke at a gathering of employees celebrating Procter & Gamble’s Diversity & Inclusion Week. In each of these remarkable events, we talked about the importance of strengthening bonds among people we share commonalities with as well as building bridges with those who are different.
As you move through your hectic week, keep in mind that each person you cross paths with has some things in common with you and also some things that make you each different from each other. You can choose to bond over that which you share, bridge the gap between your differences, or do a little of both to maximize the potential for a mutually beneficial connection that everyone appreciates.
And if you’re feeling really adventurous, I dare you to apply the curious phenomenon of synchronicity: exploring the potential meaning between otherwise unrelated events. Even if it seems like just a coincidence that you and another person end up being in the same place at the same time, you could also choose to interpret it as a Godwink, the law of attraction, or destiny. Whether you find meaning or make meaning, enjoy the meeting!
The Ripples Guy
P.S. You are welcome to watch or read the talk I gave last week entitled, “Unleashing Ripples of Influence.” I’ll be recording more of my talks this year, so let me know if you find it beneficial to have access to those.