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Knowledge Management, Poetry, Spirituality

#Connected 1: Age of Evolution and Revolution

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By myself, I am nothing – like the drop of rain in a puddle of water, I impact nothing alone, but together puddles can flood streets and cause mud slides, reshaping the world as we know it…together, we cause change.

Consider the various quotes or advice you’ve heard about the need to connect with others. How many times have you heard “no one makes it through here by themselves?” From a spiritual perspective, how about a quote from the Bible that captures this phenomenon of connection: Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” How many social movements survived on the effort of one individual? Even Neuroscience discusses the various connections between people through concepts like the mirror neuron, which is the neuron that allows us to feel what others feel or to learn by watching other perform a task. I’m sure many of us have also heard people discuss reasons for why people left completely alone, whether old or young, seem to either give up the ghost or experience dysfunctions in their growth and maturation.

There is an invisible matrix that connects us all, causing us to develop into teams, groups, global networks, societies, and nations of interconnected human beings. There is strength in numbers and the connection we establish with others allows us to shake the foundations of the worlds (societies) around us, causing change, whether evolutionary or revolutionary, in a way that eventually benefits humanity.

I am
but a droplet
blowing in the wind
others
speed past
bead up on
windshields and
foreheads like
operators trying to make
connections

they
begin to
intermingle and form
larger droplets falling
faster and faster
until
C-floor has been reached
where
executive decisions are made

we are puddles of
change agents (not lobbyists)
vying for time
to be heard
to be seen
to be felt
growing in our discontent
with the disconnected (the rich and powerful)
forming rivers of resolutions
that flood the streets with

evolutionary
and
revolutionary

drops of rain.

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About Daryl Horton

I'm an information and knowledge manager specializing in creating and sustaining learning organizations in a chaotic and often complex environment. I'm also an artist at heart and I do a lot of creative writing.

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