Interconnectedness

Everything is connected. The question is can you ‘see’ the connection.

Not just with your eyes….but all five senses and then some.

Do your own thoughts impact how the world shows up for you?

Do your own actions have undeniable impact of everyone and everything around you?

Do your own emotions impact the emotions of others both near and far?

Of course this is the way of the world. You don’t have to believe me. Science shows us that we are connected not just with each other, but across space and across time.

There are certain moments when the interconnectedness becomes obvious. During a meditation, while hiking though nature, snowboarding on fresh powder, water skiing across a still lake, relaxing with people you care about, even the final moments of an Ironman!

The real trick is to bring this awareness into other aspects of life. During a challenging work meeting. While having an argument with a family member. While getting pulled over by a traffic cop. Waiting for a delayed flight to take off. While doing laundry. While staring at a sink full of dishes after a long day of work.

There’s a great saying that ‘when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” It is true. Seeing the connection between all things will fundamentally change how you relate and react everything in this world.

You stop being at the effect of the world and instead become ‘at cause’ for what happens. Everything that shows up in your world will seem to be a manifestation of who you are and how you are showing up.

The view from a remote mountain cabin at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado; where I spent 5 days alone in deep meditation a few years ago. No food, no TV, no internet, no reading, no writing, no talking. Just fresh water, fresh air, an amazing view and my own self.