On the other hand, when we feel connected, we tend to fall in line with the rhythms of the world. We read others as welcoming and are therefore welcoming to them. Our minds are calmer, our attention more focused.




When we connect across the treacherous chasm between self and other,

the waters below us warm and flow out into other parts of our lives,

into our communities, into our homes and work, and beyond

into the vast tangle of humanity that

encircles the globe.


Our brains and bodies are

healthier when we are

well connected.


We even may live

a longer life.