The principle of community is at the core of the ecosystem we live in. The vibrancy of this planet is linked to the capacity of the plants, the trees, the animals, the sun, and the moon, to name a few, to dance together.
At the human level, a healthy community creates space for disagreements, respectful confrontations, and questions. A healthy community allows everyone to have their unique identity and their unique path. A healthy community has space for grief and struggles and does not hold secrets. A healthy community does not use fear or threat to dictate behaviors. A healthy community is based on trust, takes responsibility, and is open to change. A healthy community allows the heart to lead.
At the emotional, mental, heart, physical, and spiritual levels, a lack of community creates diseases. Within the human body, every system is interdependent. Our vitality blossoms when each particle of our being communicates with each other’s. If our mind does not embrace the principle of community, our mind creates its own reality and becomes delusional. From there, more distortions occur.
Ask yourself this simple question: what needs to shift within myself to embrace the spirit of community at a deeper and broader level?
Wishing you peace for the Holidays.