Those of you who have the read the two previous blog posts know that this month’s theme is on connections.
In the first blog post, we talked about how to connect with ourselves and our own souls, and how that subsequently leads to connection with others.
In the second post, we talked about the uniqueness of our connection to each other- the fact that humans even exist on this planet is baffling. But the fact that you and I exist and are able to form and experience intangible connections with all other forms of life is nothing short of extraordinary. Knowing this almost forces us to perceive the human experience differently…each day is a magnificent gift, and another opportunity to connect.
So far, we have reviewed some of the ways to put connection into action. You can say a sort of a self evaluation.
Today, let’s take it one step further and evaluate something that’s often neglected, but essential in strengthening a universal sense of connection…
Let’s examine our own roots.
Reverence towards one’s ancestors is an act of gratitude. It stems from the idea that we are because they were…and the more one knows about them, the more one can learn about themselves. The more one learns about their ancestor’s values and beliefs, the easier one can deduce their own. The more one knows about their ancestors communities, the more one can improve their own. The more one learns about their ancestors, the more of a connection one will feel with them, and then with themselves, then, ideally, with everyone.
So here is the challenge. Find a story from your family history. Something that you didn’t already know. It can be simple. But at least devote a little bit of time this week to family history. Try to uncover some of the values that your ancestors had, and even try to see if anything you find teaches you something about yourself.
I once heard somebody say that the study of history was the study of the human experience.
So this week, let’s get more acquainted with the human experience, investigating experiences directly related to us. My wish is that this will make us feel more connected to our own purpose on earth, after studying acknowledging the purpose of those who have already passed on.
And then maybe we’ll realize that in some way or another, the purpose of every human is in some way connected to a larger whole.
So there’s your call to action! Feel free to post in the comments any insights/experiences you had!