He took my face in his hands, looked me in the eyes and said “I am right here with you, right now, and I want to be present with you. Will you be present with me” Tears came to my eyes, I could feel the honest, loving, compassionate energy grow between us. All I could physically do was nod a “yes” but inside my heart cracked open and I could feel our connection.
Connection….this is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I’m in a place in my life right now where I don’t want to just go with the main stream wording or phrases. I want to truly understand what I’m saying and what I’m here to offer the world around me. I desire to have a deeper connection to life, to others, and to myself. And I believe that I am not alone in feeling this way. We live in a world full of technological connections; cell phone connections, wifi connections, Facebook connections, marketing connections – yet we have become so disconnected from the human experience.
This isn’t big news, we already know this. But then I started to think about all of this on a deeper level and had an ah-ha moment. What if we used those skills we learnt from plugging into technology and make it work for us, by “plugging into” our human connections. Connecting to the desires we truly have. True Human Connection = being so plugged in that you experience everything in that moment. You feel heard, seen, valued, worthy. You sense non-judgement and safety and you can feel the energetic connection of love and compassion. (Click Quote to Tweet). Now let’s sit with those words for a moment (re-read them if you like). Step by step we can create fulfilling connections and relationships just by being present, or as I like to say; being plugged in. I found this pretty powerful.
While I was talking to my sister about my new ah-ha moment she said “To be plugged in is to be 100% present and connected. When we have multiple things happenings at once it’s like listening to several different radio channels all at the same time, we aren’t able to get all of the information or able to have the full experience.” Brilliant! Since this ah-ha moment I have been focusing on creating deeper connections by following these 3 simple steps: Be aware.
Am I present with this person or experience? Get plugged in! Say in your mind or out loud, I am right here, right now, fully with you. Be present. Or you can just think, I’m plugging in! An appliance can’t work if it isn’t plugged in, and neither can your relationships. Enjoy the connection, you’ve create it. What does connection mean to you? Until next time – stay “Plugged…