As humans, we are social creatures.
Connection is what we thirst for. Connection is what we hunger for.
Yet connection is a tricky thing.
We connect with others based on a myriad of different criteria.
It may be based on looks, background, beliefs, or any number of subjective characteristics.
And then something interesting happens. As we learn more about others and take it to a deeper, more personal level, suddenly the connection we felt gets lost.
We learn that the first set of criteria for connection weren’t enough for us. We learn that although the person may look like a person we want to connect with, when we learn more about their beliefs or habits, we no longer feel the connection we first sought.
As the superficial gives way to the deeper, more intrinsic nature, we learn what things we really care about most in connecting with others.
This soul level or energetic level of connection feeds us far more than something that is only temporary.
We seek connection with those who inspire us, uplift us, believe in us when we don’t believe in ourselves.
Connecting with our true tribe, the tribe that is our family by conviction not blood, can be our truest place of belonging.
Keep in mind, they are not mutually exclusive. Sometimes they are the same tribe. Yet in modern times where we have the ability to connect to any group any where in the world, the choices are far more vast than they have ever been before.
Welcome to the Age of Connection!
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant