“Every great group is an island – but an island with a bridge to the mainland.”
—Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward, Organizing Genius
During my walk this morning the lyrics, “No man is an island, no man stands alone” ran through my mind. The topic of my daily meditation session was interconnectedness.
My daughter and grandson are visiting for the first time in almost six months. Belonging and being a part of our communities has clearly been disrupted and challenged recently, and most of us can feel a sense of emptiness longing to be filled.
Take a close look at all the groups to which you belong. How do they look today? Consider examining any or all of the following, and a few of your own:
|• Family||• Race|
|• Neighbors||• Age|
|• City, State, Country||• Religion/Faith|
|• Gender||• Career|
How and in what ways can you see, build, and cross the bridges between the numerous islands in your life, to find the fundamental mainland we all share?