This question has been racing in mind lately. It all started when I had sometime before my next appointment to make a pit stop at a local coffee shop equipped with WIFI to work on my laptop. A conversation unveiled something like this…
Can I ask you a question?
Do you go to school?
What do people do all day here with these? (he points to my computer)
Work or wait until my work schedule starts in my case.
What do they call these contraptions?
My conversation initiator retreats to sipping his coffee and nibbling at his scone. He is a dapper gentleman in his early eighties–curious, lonely, mind-boggled that we can sit for hours with such a contraption at our fingertips. He came out for a breath of fresh air from his nest to satisfy his thirst…and I blew it. I was too busy with my “contraption” to give him a little time to fill his day.
Sure I answered his questions and politely responded, “you too sir” when he got up and told me to “have a great day.” But did I quench his thirst? I could have been more engaging with my answers—I had twenty more minutes and it would have made a world of a difference in his day. Who knows what shift in energy may have taken place and perhaps I may have quenched my life’s quest!
How is it possible that everyone is always connected with the world yet we are not able to enjoy a tete-a-tete exchange with a new acquaintance. Everyone markets their service or product as a lifestyle or an experience, “Please join us to experience the Verismo System by Starbucks in action”… what the heck does that mean? How about savor a cup of joe with a comrade or two—exchange a few words and enjoy a couple of laughs.
We all are busy with our lives inside or outside our nest, but take a few moments to place a smile on someone’s face—it maybe the only friendly face they see all day. Next time you meander off to savor the latest flavor in grinds slow down and notice the people around and never leave a fallen comrade behind.
Your destiny is already engraved in the stars, but do attempt to increase your luck with a little karma or by incorporating Feng Shui. Think of Feng Shui as a system, like religion, however, make a conscious effort or an intention as an individual. It’s not promising to cling onto any system without feeling or ignore your environment for the vanity of the one and only system. Open your heart and change the way you see people or who you meet along the way. Let down your guard to honor and embrace a new environment—enjoy the new energy and let it shape you. By making changes to our environment we can make amazing changes in our nest and our lives. Also by focusing our minds we can influence our environment. What intentions will you create?