Rethinking and Repurposing Risk
Creating and sustaining connection in a world increasingly virtual, aiming viral, asks wholeheartedly this. What do we consider our greatest risk?
It’s easy to escape into our world of reality TV, or submerge into a shoppers world psychology on our steadfast search to fill the void — yes, to sell and be sold, everywhere we look, evidence of symptoms from too much escapism.
The loss of true social connection, even in at a time when fast data floods into our personal lives, is wreaking havoc on our health and in our relationships. Have we leaned too far left or too far right, off the path of balance toward our isolation instead of human co — operation?
Has our off-the-grid living, our fight or flight MO from adaptation to breaking news headlines escalated our fear of being hurt divided us beyond repair — or can we reimagine relationships and reinvent our social connection?
I offer that we, as a global compassionate society having the resources for the latter can — Reimagine, and REDEFINE a connected life.
“What do we consider our greatest risk?”
Perhaps the biggest risk of all is in challenging our own thought system — challenging the thoughts and beliefs that support the requests that question our integrity, our values, our heart, and our inherent worth. Isn’t taking the risk of quieting our mind worth the rewards of productivity, self esteem and happiness? Perchance, it is learning to lean inward into our heart centered stillness that is precisely what we need to grant the strength to grow onward.
What if, together in collective stillness, we make that giant leap forward into the consequence of Joy we didn’t expect? If the “consequence” of risking “it all” was positive and we arrived in and through self-love — would we not choose to open more doors?
I’m suggesting we can grow together by including more, and through risk, develop and deepen our connection. Let’s begin. Slowly or with vigor, I’ll join you on the adventure — are you ready?
Originally published at yesrising.com on May 28, 2017.
Originally published at medium.com