Us humans are naturally social creatures; we are biologically, physically and spiritually wired to belong. Similar to the relationships that we have with ourselves, our relationships with other is important to achieve happiness and fulfilment – having meaning and purpose in the everyday.
With the increasing isolated and digitally world, we really are all in need of real connection more than ever, and with the profound effects of both social and human connectivity shouldn’t be overlooked.
In today’s blog post, i’ve wrote a few things that we as humans can do to vibe with other humans, and to feels the benefits of humanity in out everyday lives.
Connect one on one
Communicating and having conversations with people are both essential parts of our lives as well as going hand in hand. A large groups dynamic is very different to a one on one conversation, even though both can provide fulfillment of human connection, one on once time naturally invites empathy and openness. It’s also a great opportunity to dig deeper into topics, like asking depth life questions and genuinely listen to one another’s answers, compared to only talking surface level small talk.
Open your heart
Connecting with people isn’t alway easy or comfortable experience and sometimes feel as though your at your most vulnerable and that requires a lot of self-observation – which means feeling everything!
Willing to be more open with you pain and telling you story, not only does it promote healing and personal growth, it also encourages other’s to do the same.
Put yourself out there
Putting yourself out there can feel daunting, especially when your opening yourself up to criticism or judgments, but by finding a community of people with similar interests is a great way to nourish you soul.
We often talk about the power of NO but what about the power word YES? Push yourself outside out of your comfort zone, sign up to a book club or running club. There is no shame in wanting to belong to a community, we’re all hard-wired for connection.
Be your beautiful authentic self
Let’s be real, you won’t feel a connection with everyone that you meet and that is okay. Let go of the pressure to be who you like your should be and instead embrace who you are. When we’re true to ourselves, we are then much more comfortable with being vulnerable, showing all parts of us and creating relationships simple based on honesty, trust and respect.
Be open minded
A long-lasting human connecting doesn’t just happen overnight, it takes hard work and a lot of time and commitment to build trust and understanding. It also take two – to people with the similar courage to be imperfect for the long haul.