Why Should You Try It: Humans have a strong drive to be kind, but that drive is usually stronger when they feel connected to other people. To help foster that feeling of closeness, this exercise asks you to think about a time when you felt a strong connection to another person and to describe the experience in writing.
Time Required: 10 minutes. Try to do this practice at least once per week, selecting a different example each time
How to Do It:
- Try to think of a time when you felt a strong bond with someone in your life. Choose a specific example of an experience you had with this person where you felt especially close and connected to him or her. This could be a time you had a meaningful conversation, gave or received support, experienced a great loss or success together, or witnessed an historic moment together.
- Once you’ve thought of a specific example, spend a few minutes writing about what happened. In particular, consider the ways in which this experience made you feel close and connected to the other person.
Friendly recommendation: When thinking about “a time when you felt a strong connection to another person” you could Light a Candle in their honor, or memory. When you light a candle you can dedicate it to someone, then send them a link to the candle. You might like to check out these virtual candles, translated into 9 languages and used by people all over the world.
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