3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections

We live in a world where we are largely shut off from each other. The rise of social media and our online pursuits means that has become a foundation for how we now communicate with one another, but is it bringing us closer together or moving us further apart? We thrive on two things in particular, love and connection; these two things unite us for the benefit of the world at large and fill our own lives with a sense of purpose and deeper meaning. There’d resounding complacency involved when we would rather chat with someone via text or the internet instead of picking up the phone and hearing a voice at the end of the line. It has all become a bit lazy, however convenient it may be for us in the busy lives we lead. Shouldn't we try a little harder to reach out and connect with people so we can see their faces, listen to their voice, give them a hug, or show them a smile? As individuals, we need to be the change that we want to see around us. Here are 3 ways to make more meaningful connections.

1. Good deeds and kindness

Random acts of kindness and good deeds come sincerely from the heart and are done so without any expectation of anything in return. This is what makes them so beautiful. Kindness connects you to another human being through a show of compassion and generosity that is both unexpected and heart-warming, as well as gratefully received. Instead of walking on by when you see someone in need, think of how you can help. We are empathetic, feeling, and compassionate creatures by nature. Find ways to tap into your inner empathy and share it outwardly whenever you can. You never lose by giving.

"It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself" said Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Live more from a heart-led space

We’re all vulnerable at one time or another, yet a lot of the time we hide our softer side because it’s stigmatized as a weakness or a flaw. Vulnerability is actually a deep strength, it really does show a measure of fortitude where you allow yourself to be open. Empathy has the power to connect us purposefully, and we could all learn to think less and feel a little more. When you follow your heart, you become aligned with your most authentic self. Open hearted people connect and engage with themselves and others more genuinely and harmoniously. There is a certain rhythm to the beat of your heart, listen to it.

3. Everything is energy

Nikola Tesla said it, and he was correct! We each have our own vibration and our own energy imprint. We are souls with a spiritual essence. We connect to each other and to the universe through distinct frequency and inflection. When we focus on positive energy we naturally attract and invite that flow back to us, and by extension to everyone around us. We only rise by lifting others, so lift them with your heart, your words, your time, your spirit, and your energy. For the times when you are feeling a little low, have comfort in knowing that what you give out will always find its way back to you when you need it. When we understand energy we accept both sides of the coin, negative and positive. They are simply vibrations. The key thing to remember about energy is that you create it.

When we can open ourselves up to the bigger picture we naturally see more possibilities, less limitations, and more loving ways to connect. We are born to embrace all our gifts and inspire others to find theirs. Through love and connection we find a deeper meaning and significance, we evolve and grow through our interactions and relationships with each other.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ― Herman Melville

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