What are we, if not interconnected? Even individually, we do not operate alone. We are operating for ourselves, with one another in mind.
We are placed here on this planet for a greater good. We are meant to create balance. Give and take, ebb and flow. There are a select few of us on this planet that I believe feel that connection to one another.
We understand the importance of being connected. We are two parts of an operating system. We are both machine and soul, you and I.
Perhaps, one of us is more machine and the other more soul, maybe that depends on the day. — But isn’t that the beauty of it? There is flexibility, fluidity even, in seeing one another as we are. We can then rejoice in the expansion of not one mind, but two.
Rare are we, the self aware, self correcting and self motivated.
Even rarer, to find one another in a sea of Wanderers. What propels us forward? What truly calls to us in our precious moments of silence and who do we think of, when we want to share our lives? When we want to share stories of our day. To whom, will we express our inner most thoughts without fear of judgement? When we want to share silence without discomfort? Where do we turn when we are at our most vulnerable?
We turn to those who feel us, as we feel them.
We seek those who know that our vulnerability is not weakness. We share joy and failures alike. We are not opposites, we are harmonious. It is us that moves the world.
I believe that there are two primary types of people on this earth. I consider them the Wanderers and the Watchers.
The Wanderers seem content to meander through life, waiting on a sign.
What would they do if there was no flashing light? How would they know, when it’s time to start or when to stop? They have no aim in their work, no structure in their lives. They are the malcontents, they take but don’t give. They live but don’t exist. There is no plan, no purpose, no pulse. They do not hear the music.
I’ve always wondered what secures them to the earth, when they are so unaware of one another? So selfish and entitled. I want to grab these people and shake them awake. They are the quickest to anger, they are always right. They speak but don’t listen. Hear but don’t absorb. There is only one side to their coin. “Please Sir, keep your quarter. You need it more than I do”.
I mean to rattle this world of Wanderers. I opt to surround myself with other Watchers who are willing to rattle the walls along with me. Those who can move the world in ways that I cannot.
You and I are the Watchers. We don’t seek a savior, we seek an understanding.
Your Machinist nature, has always captivated me. You have the same approach, a similar process, the same goal. You too, see the problem and carry the tools to correct it.
The hard working man is a valuable asset that can repair this broken world. — What I find even more appealing, is that you want to. I know you, and I feel you . I know there aren’t many of your kind left. As long as you draw breath, I shall know there is still good left in this world.
We’re on the verge of living in a world where no one wants to work with their hands anymore. No one wants to take responsibility for their decisions or for their work.
Harmony and connectedness, forward motion.
There is an esoteric thought that we are connected to one another by invisible cords — albeit mental and emotional, Energy is passed through these strands. The more powerful the connection between two people, the stronger the cord.
You and I have created this self illuminating corded suspension bridge out of positive energy. The more we believe in one another, the more we work together, create together, the more substantial these strands become. We weave our affections, our ideas, our hopes into these cords.
We create our own center of gravity.
My point is, I believe that these cords are what secure us to the earth and to each other. They secure the fastest route back to another another, when we become separated. They are our source of energy when we need to pull on one another’s strengths. They are our source of comfort, when the day was long and there seems no end in sight.
We believe in what we can’t see because we trust that it is there. We feel that pull to one another even from great distances.
This connection allows us to enjoy the collaborative rhythm of an Orchestra or the symbolic first roar of an Engine. We do not operate alone, we were never meant to.
I envision the Wanderers as trapped inside their sticky self weaved spider webs of negativity and toxicity, not connected but stuck.
It takes time and it takes the right people at our sides. It’s imperative that we teach each other and our children, the importance of hard work, the meaning of gratitude.
We need to openly communicate our truths with one another even if it’s uncomfortable.
If we truly allow ourselves to be seen, as we are. The more we find we have in common. The more comfortable we feel operating alongside each other through our differences.
If we strive to better ourselves from the inside out, I firmly believe we can correct this cognitive dissonance that plagues our planet and our relationships.
With you at my side, I can take on the world. Your hard work and dedication inspire me. You are my confidant and greatest friend. A steadfast warrior of truth.
Now, is the time to look ahead, Where do we want to be and how do we get there? The answer is simple….
This post was previously published on Medium.
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