The Beauty of Being Connected


The brain, scientists have found, has a unique quality: it can foretell a mistake, even though you don't consciously know that you are going to make it. There is a part of your brain that will consciously telegraph to you that what you are about to do is a mistake. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be in touch with that part of your brain? Do you know that we are only using 2 percent of our brain—and that’s on a good day? What else is hiding in that other 98 percent?

When you connect the entrance of the breath to the engine of the breath, you begin to use another compartment of the human consciousness, known as the subconscious. Just by doing that, you begin to walk and breathe synchronistically. Begin to do anything synchronistically and you begin to reconnect.

But you're not doing that yet. You're merely reacting and acting—to such a degree that you're outside yourself looking at yourself. The condition of being outside yourself looking at yourself is called loneliness: you're not present, and you're not connected.

When you're connected, you can approach anyone, and everyone you talk to will enjoy you. As a matter of fact, if you're deeply connected, everyone who connects with you will enjoy you so much they’ll want to buy you a meal. So all you’d have to do for your daily bread is to get together with three people a day.

For them, the exchange would be absolutely out of balance. They would feel, “Is there anything more I can do for you?” “You have given me so much, and you could have just sat there silently eating.” “What you have given me is so magnificent, and all I did was buy you breakfast.” You think that's cute, but that is real. It is the beauty of being connected.