Ripples #750: Connections!
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
7 Oct 2013
The people who matter will recognize who you are.
-Alan Cohen, shared by Carl in Terre Haute, IN
Somewhere there are people
to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,
eyes will light up when we enter,
voices will celebrate with us
whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength to join our strength
to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter…
a circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.
-Starhawk, shared by Terry in Oak Creek, WI
I invite you this week to notice the connections in your life, and remember that you can choose to find meaning in *everyone* (and everything) you encounter. The interesting, the frustrating, even the bewildering! It might help to suspend your judgment a bit and avoid your initial impulse to categorize as “good” or “bad.” Instead, just observe it all. In a few days, you can decide to deepen the connections you find helpful, and perhaps keep some distance between yourself from those which are not helpful.
The Ripples Guy