“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown
In a world full of people, what can be more beautiful than knowing how to form healthy relationships and establish deeper connections with those around us? What can be more powerful than looking at people around you and understanding that by being kind, loving and helpful towards them, you are also being kind, loving and helpful towards yourself?
Albert Einstein said it so beautifully with these words: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
In this TED Talk, Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, talks about the value and importance of human connection and why no significant learning can occur in life without a significant relationship… Such a beautiful and profound talk.
The Value and Importance of Human Connection
** Do you think the world would look any different if we had more teachers like Rita Pierson? You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below 🙂