We need "Anchors"

We are more connected than ever. Connection makes us stronger than if we stood alone. But what are we connected to? We are connected to other people that are connecting. They may responding to trends, technology, social networking, and reality TV shows. We are reacting to each other.

But who is connecting to life? We have all these networks that are floating around connected to each other, but detached from life. It is contrived. That type of connection may not be as powerful.

Our networks desperately need "anchors". People that are connected to life. They have deep roots. It may be someone that spends a lot of time in nature. It may be someone that just gave or witnessed the birth of a child.  It may be someone that meditates every day. It may be a farmer that spends a lot of time on the land growing things.

People that act as anchors ground the entire network. They attach it to something that is real- something "of or pertaining to life".  They do this by keeping it real.  They are strong enough to say, "Why are we going there? What does that have to do with life?"  They are the person that that notices how the network or movement affects the humans that are a part of it.

Problem is the anchors that are attached to life often do not have time to network with others. They are too busy living life. Many of them are not on Facebook or Twitter. Our elders used to keep us anchored. In other cultures, it was the Shamans or priests. But we don't pay much attention to them any more.

So... find a way to be an anchor. Spend some time connecting with life. Or... hang out with someone who is grounded. Then, share that life experience with your people. We desperately need it.

Help us to keep it real.

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