We can only grow in Community.
We can only see ourselves when we are reflected in others.
Without other people our actions have no meaning.
Without feedback from others, we cannot see our blind spots.
We can go through life isolated and alone.
We can feel that we are doing okay without anyone else.
Our actions don’t seem to affect others and they don’t affect us.
It is only by engaging with other people that we can truly see who we are.
How we show us when others expect something says a lot.
How we connect, communicate, and bounce off of other people reveals more about us than we think.
How good are we at showing up when someone else confronts us?
How present can we be with someone when they are having a breakdown?
We are social creates and our true nature comes out when we are with our tribe.
When we are forced to express ourselves in front of others.
When we are angry, sad, or depressed, and must face others.
Our community can lift us up when we need it.
We just have to let them know.
Our community can comfort us, we just have to tell them we need support.
Indeed, there are people waiting in the community for someone to express themselves.
For the chance to help.
For the opportunity to be there for someone else.
To give back.
Our participation in community is essential.
Regardless of whether we are on the receiving end or the giving end.
Our presence is our contribution.
The community is our reflection.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant