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Recipe for Compassion and Maintaining the Human Element: The Connection Confection

Updated on April 7, 2016

Connection Confection

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Connection Confection

When intent is blended with vision and purpose, sprinkled in compassion and joy, and fully cooked in a warm heart, it is possible to really connect with others, see their suffering as your own and alleviate that suffering. In South Africa, there is a phrase called Ubuntu. It means that I can only know that I am human when you reflect my humanity back at me. We are ultimately human because we belong. That belonging can actually create positive change in any workplace--from corporate to the classroom--and generate the deepest meaning in times that seem absolutely fraught with hopelessness, fear, and despair.

Life is connection.  Integration is health.  Knowing this can change everything!
Life is connection. Integration is health. Knowing this can change everything! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 23 hours 30 min
Ready in: 24 hours
Yields: Serves infinite people, plus yourself!

Ingredients

  • A Mindfull of Intent, With a strong resolve to achieve your goals, anything is possible!
  • A Heap of Purpose, Tempers intent by focusing on a specific goal. What do you want to accomplish today?
  • A Heartfull of Compassion, When you focus on your own wants, also remember that others will be affected by your actions
  • Two Handsfull of Understanding, being sympathetically aware of others' feelings generates patience.
  • Two Earsfull, and a dash of silence for Listening, truly hearing what is happening in the moment without trying to control or judge it

The Sweetness of Connection

  1. Preparation: 1/2 hour--Set your focus and intent for the day, truly listening to yourself, as well as recognize how your choices, deeds, and actions will affect those around you. It does not take more preparation time to make someone else's day sweeter; it only takes the correct mindset!
  2. Connect with your heart center (focus on the beats of your heart until you feel a warmth and almost expansion in your chest). As you breathe in, focus on your intent, purpose, compassion, understanding, and listening. As you breathe out, exhale any stress, negativity, exhaustion, etc. Move the focus of mixed ingredients into the warmed and expanded center of your chest.
  3. As you go through your day, your intent, purpose, compassion, understanding, and listening skills will be honed to make your voiced expressions sweeter and warmer. In this way, you will be able to connect with others to yield a stronger communication and more positive energy. Even in a stressful work environment, or a strained family situation, others will recognize your light and positive change will be the outcome. In only 24 hours, you can change your whole physical environment, as well the environment of those around you.

One of the healthiest acts on the planet!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 7 Billion
Calories 0
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2014 IvoryTusk

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      IvoryTusk 19 months ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      You are more than welcome! We all need to be able to traverse to the places that are sweeter. The beautiful and positive are always there; we tend to shift our focus into the muddled swamps of stress, fatigue, and heartache. When we can get back to the love and the wonder that connects us all, it helps to clear our paths and bring us to a brighter harbor.

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      Threekeys 19 months ago from Australia

      Just beautiful.

      Your words and images? They take me back to when I only sought to see and focus on the positive.

      Focusing on the beautiful and positive encouraged me to see the world being filled with magic and mystery. Raising exciting and keen feelings to adventure my way to future lands.

      Thankyou ivorytusk for enabling me to time travel to places of beauty with you and to also time travel back to places of beauty within my own time capsule.

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      IvoryTusk 20 months ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Yes. Love and connection, as well as compassion, empathy, sympathy, peace, and understanding. These are the spokes of the wheel that make it easier for me to move beautifully through life. I would love for others to join the ride!

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      LaunchADream 20 months ago

      This is really a cute read! And since I just finished reading your really long article on grief, trauma, and healing, I find this a good pallet cleanser. You speak a lot about love and connection. And I find it refreshing.

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      IvoryTusk 2 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Deergha: Thank you so much for your kindhearted comments! I am hoping to do some more writing soon; currently, my challenge is to look for positive outlooks through which to cope with the negative energy in the educational system. It's in draft form at the moment, but you are right; we need more opportunities to know that we are the source for positive change.

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      A warm Hello to you IvoryTusk,

      I followed you from the hub written by friend Manatita on Valentines Day. And what a pleasant surprise to go through your this hub. I am following you.

      A very simple and easy going hub about the best way to change ones mindset to bring out the best in humanity. The presentation as a recipe for ultimate peace in own self and about to spread peace and love among the mankind is very unique and interesting

      I pressed every possible button - useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting etc etc.

      You seem to be very committed with so many responsibilities toward your family and jobs. After being so occupied I wish you will let your creativity flow here. Keep up the good work.

      Thank you very much for this wonderful share and I am sharing it too.

      Votes up and away.

      Many prayers your way

      Regards always

      Deergha

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      IvoryTusk 2 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Thank you so much! I haven't had the chance to write in a long time...I was considering at one point what it would take to initiate a hard copy publication of some of my stuff...And make it available under the free press guidelines here in New Mexico (alongside local free presses like the Alibi and Crosswinds)...But I don't know if it will be possible with one full time job, one part time, and the commitments I have to my family! :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Extremely beautiful. Hope and pray that our Lord sends you much more people to inspire. Very creative approach here. I like that.