Connecting with those around us is one of the greatest joys that we are given during our lives. All too often we isolate ourselves from the people that we meet, and then wonder why we feel all alone. Of course, this is not to say that you should endeavor to connect in an intimate way with everyone that you meet, but what harm would it do to take a moment to chat with the person standing next to you at the grocery store. Realize that you might be met with a look of suspicion, people have been taught all too well to be wary of strangers, but you might be surprised at how many people will welcome the interaction.
One of the things that I try to do daily, is to make the people that I deal with have just a little better day. When I see that cashier that is being treated like an automaton, I am disgusted. Lets start treating people as people. That guy that is bagging your groceries is not a machine, he deserves just as much respect as you do. Take a moment to thank him and ask how his day is going. Who knows, he might one day be your surgeon!
Another important thing to keep in mind is that we all give off energy. When you notice a positive energy coming from a person that you are interacting with, take the time to let them know how wonderful the energy is that they send forth. In sensing the energy that people give off, you can often know if this is somebody that you should be connecting with.
In my tantra workshops I often do an exercise where people see if they can feel the energy from another person. Some people feel nothing, but others will feel what can only be described as an electrical charge. That electrical charge seems to be there with the people that have an almost karmic connection, and can bring the highest level of good and love into each others life. Now I am not suggesting that you run around doing tantric exercises with everyone that you meet. That would be a little odd, and probably a bad idea. However, be aware of the energies around you; you never know when those special people will come into your life. Who knows, maybe it is that guy bagging your loaf of bread or the teller at your bank.
Take a moment now to think how you will use these ideas. How will you make somebody's day just a little bit brighter? Will you let people know that you appreciate them? Will you acknowledge the feeling of connection, rapport, or even love that you feel; or will you just go on with you life and wonder what you might have missed? I urge you to take the time to appreciate those around you, and open your heart to those with which hat you sense an energetic connection.
Have a wonderful day, and make somebody's day just a little better for having interacted with you.
Stan Alexander, M.Ed., C.Ht.