Too often we let surprise connections slip away before we have a half-clue about the potential we are considering – in a moment, just a moment, we choose whether we pause to look closer or look right on by. Bye - we might miss the most interesting of times, the most interesting of people.
In our quick-clicking world who has time really, to pause, to dig deep?
FOMO – that’s the culprit – fear of missing out. We are so busy changing channels and looking for what’s next, for what else is going on that we lack the patience to listen, to learn, to investigate people and situations for fear the lack of instant magic ah+ha moments means the idea or person isn’t worthy of our time. Or we think the next curve in the road is where the ‘better action lives’. We are more wrong that right, more likely to miss completely what is right in front of us. I’m not positive this is true for everyone, but I know it is for me.
How I know this is clear now – this woven in and out of my life many times, surprise connections with people happen all the time – they really can, if we let them.
Art school 101 "Everything informs". I have taken inspiration for performances from string theory and quantum mechanics... because I was open, took time to ponder and free associate. Thought minus action equals nothing, to quote and former classmate of mine. JB, Edmonton, AB