We all dream of living lives that resonate with who we are at our very core. We want to resonate with the work we devote our lives to, the relationships we invest our energy in, and we dream of resonating with the places we live, holiday, work, and love.
Resonance occurs when something from within us echoes with the external world. We can connect – resonate - with our work, our environment, and others through the undertaking of introspection, focused action, and the sharing of our stories, feelings, and thoughts.
Meaningful connection requires understanding, yet how can we expect others to understand us if we do not know or understand ourselves? How can we expect to feel connected to and fulfilled by the work that we do if we do not know what is that we enjoy doing? The process of getting to know oneself involves cultivating a proactive, empowered, curious, and contemplative mindset.
Curiosity is a lens that can be acquired and cultivated through practice. Explore what interests you. Get to know who you are: What turns you on physiologically and emotionally? What inspires you? What engages your senses? What commands your attention?
Being curious naturally results in contemplation: a process that involves reflection, consideration, and introspection.
Curiosity and contemplation will enhance your understanding and appreciation for others, the world around you, and for yourself.
Resonance connects us and connection is why we are here. We are hardwired to feel well, energised, and happy when connected to our sense of Self. We long for purpose and meaning in our work, rich connection in our relationships, and a deep sense of belonging to the places we spend our days and nights. To live a connected life - a life of resonance - is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.
Being connected to our sense of Self gives us the empowering permission to live from a place rich in understanding, character, soul, wisdom, authenticity, acceptance, and self-love. When we feel connected to who we are, our own subjective experiences, our purpose and passions, we are able to manifest connection on the remaining two dimensions of connection: to the here and now (our sense of connection to time and place) and to others (deep and meaningful connection within our relationships and interpersonal interactions).
Many of us already do lots of ordinary things that make us feel more alive: from moving our bodies - to the simple, mindful act of taking a deep breath. Vitality is also experienced through connection. Connection, when done properly, has a powerful, positive effect upon our health and wellbeing.
Resonance is experienced as a surge of wellbeing and vitality coursing through the cells of our body – it’s empowering, energising, and captivating to others.