Journey Challenges - Connecting With Others



We need each other. Right now.  We need hearts capable of daring, a willingness to risk opening from a place of shelter.  We practice this by purposefully reaching out to others, just for the sake of making contact.  We connect simply for the sake of connecting.  It takes us out of ourselves and frees us from excessive self-concerns and fears that are born in isolation.

Pick up the phone.  Reach out.  Move past your awkwardness and hesitation.  Don’t hold yourself back any longer.  It is not useful.


Connecting With Others

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“Surrender To The Wholeness”

An Insight Timer 10-minute meditation that allows you to accept the world, be in touch with your wholeness and feel ready for your YES to connection. 



Turning to One Another

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?”

Keep asking.

Notice what you care about.

Assume that many others share your dreams.

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.

Talk to people you know.

Talk to people you don’t know.

Talk to people you never talk to.

Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised.

Treasure curiosity more than certainty.

Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.

Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.

Know that creative solutions come from new connections.

Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.

Real listening always brings people closer together.

Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.

Rely on human goodness.

Stay together.

—Margaret Wheatley, “Turning to One Another,” 2002


1) Choose your reach: Identify a person in your life to reach out toward

2) Stay clear, stay small: Don’t perceive this reach as a more generalized reach toward too many people! Stick with one person and find a deeper way to connect. 

3) Start with Thankyou: If you’re not sure how to begin, start with the simple words “Thank you for”…

If you follow your bliss

you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.

Joseph Campbell