Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2014/09/08/interconnectedness/
Your entire experience is a web of interconnections.
What you do impacts those around you. What others do impact you. You are currently reading these words on a screen which was built by someone else. That computer was then transported by another person to the store from which you bought it. People at that store stocked that computer and maintained it until you purchased it.
From the air you’re breathing you are extracting oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. That tree outside your window is then absorbing the carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Your lungs and the tree are an interconnected system which you rely upon to survive.
When you realize how interconnected you are to the world and the people around you, you will treat them with more kindness, compassion, care, and love. When you can see that you are not an island in and of yourself, you will notice that your joy and contentment is connected to the joy and contentment of everything around you. “A happy spouse/child/parent, makes a happy home”.
A terrific way to cultivate this awareness of interconnection is through meditation. I have included an audio of my favorite mediation from Marsha Lucas’ Rewire Your Brain for Love. Consider using this meditation as a tool to increase your awareness of the interconnectedness of all things.
KindCommunication.org is a project by a close friend of Wiki World Order, Alex Leach. WWO fully supports the study, practice, and teaching of non-violent communication as one of the core solutions which already exists.