Connecting with another person is different than just giving them time. Whether that time is in person or via phone, text, Zoom, FaceTime or some other option, connecting means I give whoever I’m with my full and undivided attention. I allow them to share from their hearts, and I open up mine. I give them space to be who they are, and I connect to them from there. I’m accepting and connecting to the person they are, NOT who I think they should be. If I’m thinking someone should be someone other than who they are, I’m in the wrong. For me to connect, it’s essential that I’m open enough to see the person in front of me without that judgment. Otherwise the conversation can quickly turn into an exchange of egos.
Today, I was blessed with getting to spend over an hour via Zoom with author Karen Casey. If you watch or listen to the Seeds of Wisdom series, the conversation will be available on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. This was a full circle experience for me, so getting this quality time with her was a gift beyond anything I could possibly imagine. My heart is so full. The beauty of the conversation was it was so easy, and it went so deep because we were both willing and open to go there. I listened, shared, connected, absorbed, and fully embraced our time together. These kinds of conversations feed my soul in such a powerful way.
It’s funny because my whole day has actually been about connecting, and it’s going to continue until well into the night. This morning, I got to connect with an insurance representative over an accident I was in this weekend. I got rear-ended at a light. Everyone was okay, but unfortunately my back bumper got cracked. I was talking to the claim representative today, and we got into a whole conversation about where we were both from, family, and the hurricane that came through Florida. It was a beautiful conversation. I loved that I got to connect with a complete stranger in such a beautiful and unexpected way.
Later today, I’m going on the Goal Chat Live podcast hosted by Debra Eckerling. I’m so excited to be able to connect with her and her other guests on the topic of mindset. It fills me with such joy getting to connect with people where they are. I’ve discovered when I leave myself open and listen… there is usually a great opportunity to connect.
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me and host of the From A Loving Place with Rachael Wolff podcast