The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen, author and teacher
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and I wear Ubuntu bracelets. His came first…I got mine yesterday in the mail. I learned about the Archbishop’s bracelet from The Book of Joy, the book I so frequently quote. We both wear the bracelet to affirm our connectedness and interdependence to one another. Although the term and bracelet originated in Southern Africa, I bought mine on Etsy and it came with a tag that reads, “I am because we are.”
As daughters who have lost mothers we have a special bond of understanding and experience. I strive to demonstrate this connectedness to all.
Affirmation: I am connected to and depend on the human family.
Coaching questions: To whom are you connected? How do you demonstrate your connectedness?