I was thinking about the topic of “Connecting”, which Leah Piken Kolidas has suggested as a theme for the month of October on her blog, Creative Every Day. Connecting is something we all do on a daily basis whether we realize it consciously or not. Connecting with others is one of the most important things we do for ourselves as it helps us to be more grounded and well rounded people. Think of the electric impulses we receive from being around dynamic folks…how charged up we feel after being in their company. Think about how bogged down we feel after being in the company of stagnant, boring or negative people. In his book, Wisdom of the Ages, Wayne W. Dyer explores the teachings of many great minds and the eternal truths that they have taught us. One particular passage speaks very clearly to the benefits of connecting . Dyer says that “mystical teachers and poets are always reminding us of our connectedness and the oneness of everything and everyone.” He refers to the well known passage written in the early years of the seventeenth century by English poet, John Donne who wrote “No man is an island of itself; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
So we see that even as far back as the 16th and 17th centuries, enlightened minds were promoting the rewards of connecting! See who you can connect with today and how it will affect your life!