THIS IS BECAUSE, no matter how big your awareness and imagination, you are a unique individual body of nerves and muscle, of thought patterns and emotional currents. You are your Self: You see through your own eyes and think with your own mind: a mind sculpted by the hands of your peculiar life experience, in reverence to your particular genetic blueprint. You can only see and think and feel as you do.
And, of course, Others are locked within their own experiences and perspectives, thinking and feeling as only they do. And while this astounding diversity of lenses onto the world is responsible for the originality and creativity of humankind, it makes simple understanding between two people an effortful, sometimes impossible, task.
Connection is about stepping closer to each other’s reality, tightening the gulf between Self and Other.
In order to cross the rift that separates us, we must take risks, we must hone our skills. For connection is in fact a skill, an art, a practice.