It is midsummer and celebration time. Any reason to get together with others and celebrate is legit, don’t you think?
Let us celebrate life!
How do you do that? In a dictionary I just looked into, I found the following explanation of the word CELEBRATE; acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.
Let us do a thought experiment and assume that we are co-creating our reality from moment to moment in this life. So, let us say that LIFE is a happy event, and we are all gathered in social activity in some way or another. We would want to get out of it as much as possible. And we would like to learn as much as possible about who we are, don’t you agree?
What would we do to connect to those around us?
I think that we would start by asking questions. Begin a conversation. This can be hard if you meet for the first time.
Here are two suggestions on how to keep a conversation alive:
When you aren’t curious the conversation will die. Let the other person know that you are legitimately interested in things they have to say. Curiosity makes talking to others meaningful. Learning about other people is important if we want to connect. But what we don’t realize is that by being curious and asking questions, we learn a lot about ourselves too.
When the other speaks, give them your full attention. Do not interrupt with your own assumptions or stories. Ask more questions for them to clarify their perspective on things. They will probably love to hear you back.
Now, go on and celebrate life! Connect to others around you and start a conversation. Who knows what will happen? Stay curious!