Having a human experience...
Spiritual beings having a human experience...that quote can be attributed to several different sources, but whoever you want to credit it to....when I first heard it in a workshop....it stuck with me. Many of the current teachings swirling around right now talk about how we are all just energy....particles held together by energy and thoughts. Spirit, you might say, is what makes us , us. I think..therefore I am.
In this current climate of disconnection every where....maybe we are all connected by 'spirit'.....perhaps we are more alike than we realize ....we have more commonalities than differences if we just take the time to share our human experience with other humans.(Spirituality not religion)
As I go about my day ... to the store, to the mall....I see a variety of people in my travels....and it occurs to me that these people , in whatever state they are in, are just spiritual beings having a different human experience than me. They are someone's son or daughter or husband or wife or sister or brother. They have somehow just become disconnected from their spiritual path. They have become disconnected from a positive human experience and are falling ever deeper into a negative human experience.
How are we to turn this cycle around? How can we create a sense of connection for those around us that have become disconnected? We see it in teens committing suicide. We see it in adults engaging in addictive behaviors. We see it in families feuding with one another. The list goes on and on.
But, we can turn this cycle around. We have the power within ourselves to change our behaviors and to alter our thinking to start creating connection.
How about today? How about turning off your phone or TV. Ask yourself...hey you...how are you doing? How are you feeling? What can I do to make your day better? Now that you have reconnected with yourself, turn to that person next to you and have a good, old fashioned conversation. Ask a question. Share a story. Feel a connection.
Repeat daily. Repeat as many times a day as you can, with as many people as you can. Let's see what the ripple effect can create. Who knows what mountains we can move.....one small pebble at a time.