Thursday, 21 March 2013

Community tea

We are all like buds connected to a giant vine.  We think we're so separate but deep within there are many strands that connect us. Explore your community.  Speak to a neighbour, go to a talk on an issue you enjoy, sit with your co-workers at lunch, or smile at the person running past you on the trail. The more you can light up each bud on this big vine, the brighter and more open our own bud becomes because we are strengthening the plant...or the planet...

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    1. Mother nature is a great inspiration!

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  2. I love how this speaks to the interconnectedness of us all Vanessa.

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    1. I went to a water talk and facilitated some conversations, I felt so connected!!

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  3. Community is so important and it really does revive our souls. Thank you for this reminder. This is something that I need to work. I moved to where I am living now almost 2 years ago and I am still struggling with finding a community and a social group that I fit into. When I think about it though, I realize that this is my fault. I often hide inside my home and fear going outside of my comfort zone to meet new people and feel a part of my community.

    I am going to try.

    Thank you wise Vanessa :)

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  4. I thrive on community, companionship and connecting with others. One of my favorite quotes:

    "Make friends with your needs. Welcome them. They are a gift from God to draw you in relationship with him and with his safe people. Your needs are the cure to the problem of self-sufficiency."
    Cloud and Townsend, Safe People, p 67

    Emotionally healthy others in our lives are a gift.

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    1. I like that you say emotionally healthy. It's good to not connect with people in the group who may be coming from a dark place. They can suck your energy away. I like positive people like YOU.

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