"Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for all living things around us, especially each other."
Jane Goodall, Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey.
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There is a purpose to connecting with others beyond that which we may understand. Listening to those impulses can be crucial to igniting love and hope in others hearts. I hope this excercise awakens dormant connections that like little seeds with some nurturing can allow new relationships and possibilities to unfurl.
Take a moment to think of someone you know who is dear to you who you may not have thought of in a while. Picture them in their essence. Visualise them in your imagination.
Now ask yourself why you have chosen this person to reflect on. What characteristics, qualities and feelings are they evoking in you and how might it relate to your life? What is the reflection they offer you?
Is there a lesson that needs resolving? Is there something you feel to share with them? Joy? Laughter? Understanding? Conversation? Presence?
Is this a connection that is teaching you something about others or about yourself?
In your imagination, thank them for having touched your life in some way. Good or bad, it was just a moment of energy that is now in the past.
Now watch their image dissolve into the darkness of your mind and release all feelings associated with them.
Come back to yourself.
If you feel to and if it's appropriate, contact them when you next can. Connect.
You never know how you might touch someone's life through simple actions.
Always with Love