June 19, 2019

A Moment in Time: Checking the Connection

Dear all,
I attended a meeting recently where a projector was not functioning properly. “No Signal. Please check the input connection.”
While the tech people were resolving the issue, I thought of the many times each day people have difficulty connecting with one another. Sometimes our gut reaction is, “They aren’t listening to me.”
But perhaps it’s not just the input that isn’t working. Perhaps it’s our output.
Are we communicating with kindness?
Do we have our radar on?
Have we encouraged openness?
Are we creating an environment of goodness?
Connecting with others is both simple and complex. So we take a moment in time to check the connection, ensure the lines are open, and embrace the world with our souls.
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro