2020-12-17 HOLIDAY SHARE
7 Ways 2 Help Enables Sharing Your Love
Connecting & sharing your love comes through one or more of the 7 ways 2 help. Allowing your love to be the support & supplies to our ‘hands & feet for the streets’.
We love connecting with people. But what is “connecting to people”, really? What makes it so important? How can you tell if you are actually connecting to others, and what can you do if this subject is a real struggle for you?
With your help, we love being the ‘hands and feet for the streets,’ the ‘boots on the ground’ to connect people with your generosity.
Real connection is more than just talking to others or sharing interests. After all, we can talk for over an hour with someone about work, business, sports, or politics even if we secretly can’t stand them.
Connecting with others is a sense of being open and available to another person, even as you feel they are open and available to you. Other ingredients of human connection are empathy and compassion – feeling goodwill to the person we are connecting with.
- We’re in the moment.
When we connect with others, we are no longer thinking about what went wrong in the past or any future worries. We’re just fully available to the present moment and to the shared experience we’re having with another.
- We’re being ourselves
The human connection only works if there is honesty. It doesn’t work if we are trying to be something we aren’t.
- We’re open – whether we feel good or not
Connecting with others often feels good. But this is actually not always true. Feeling enough trust with someone to share a sad experience or something you are upset about can be a very strong way of connecting with someone as well.
- We can feel empathy and kindness for the other person
Anger or meanness close us down to connection, as does judgment and criticism.
- A sense of trust exists between us and the other person
This can happen even between two strangers – for example, allowing someone to help you with your suitcase up a set of stairs shows you trust them.