Global Friendships

"Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, 
and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, 
we can't separate ourselves from one another. 
We are all part of a vast sea of love, 
one indivisible divine mind."

―Marianne Williamson

I read the above quote from the inspirational Marianne Williamson and I love how it moves me. Our society has many new ways of connecting us; from social media, cell phones, email, meet-ups and more! Regardless of the method we use, the connection is what matters most. While face-to-face, eye-to-eye brings perhaps a more human connection, there is most definitely a heart-to-heart connection that can be bridged with today’s newer available methods of communication.

I have been introduced to and developed many wonderful relationships with people I now call friends that I have never met face-to-face. Yet daily we share laughter, support, heartache and knowledge. We celebrate each other. We hold each other’s hearts tenderly when we suffer.

I believe that the evolution of humankind can embrace this technology building bond and create from it connections that extend beyond our fingertips. We truly are global citizens now. While I fully appreciate simple living and the treasure to be had when we gather together physically, perhaps around the fire, over a glass of wine, or on a hike in the woods, I equally enjoy the delightful banter of a lively chat session, the heart felt intention of an unexpected email or the surprise and laughter shared on Skype.

My chosen family has grown in the past several years and for that I am blessed. I would have it no other way. My life experience is fuller for it. My opportunities and possibilities have multiplied beyond the count. And my heart is full and rich with the friendships and partnerships that are accessed via the computer screen.

Blessings ~ Lisa

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