One of my friends on Facebook posted a picture the other day of a bunch of wires in a box, all connecting to different areas and levels. He asked, “If this were a piece of art, what would you call it?” After looking at the mess of wires and wondering what I was looking at, I thought about all the connections and how, of course, they were WIRED every which way with a specific purpose. My title for the piece would have been “Wired”. Then I kept staring at it as if I were in an art gallery, mesmerized by each of what looked to be hundreds of blue wires going somewhere off’ the piece.
The Invisible Connection
This is how each of us live. Connected. We are wired to people and things throughout our lives. Some of the people we are connected to are good company to keep, best friends, family… You know, the people that you can count on. Some of those to whom we are wired can add extra stress to an already stressful life. They do not make us happy or point us in the direction of following our dreams. We are also connected to things like jobs, contacts (acquaintances), favorite sports and hobbies, cars, houses, televisions… the things we feel benefit us in our everyday walk through this time we have on earth.
We are connected to each other though many forms of media. Social networking is at an all time high. I feel I have missed something if I have not checked on my three hundred plus friends AT LEAST once a day through Facebook. After all, I live out in the country and my family and friends are scattered across the globe, far and wide. This is the main way I connect with those family and friends. I also call several people on the phone and email letters or text many of them throughout each day.
Which Ones Should I Keep Plugged In?
The question that I arrived at, after looking at this picture for several minutes was two fold: Who am I wired to and what are the benefits? Everyone I have a connection with has a purpose. Some I have known since birth. Ideas have been formed, opinions have been changed based on my experiences with those people and the things I have done over almost 35 years.
There have been times I have cut a few wires, in order to better myself. Those were hard moments, but worth the changes when the connection was finally cut. Sometimes we have to make a choice. Which things and people should we be wired to.
Ren, my Facebook friend, later told everyone interested in his question that the picture was the inside of a telephone transformer box. Amazing how an everyday product that most people have is not thought of and, yet, it connects us to other places and people in this world. It looked daunting, but it got me thinking about my spiritual well being. After all, it is pretty spiritual to ask myself: Whom or what should I cut ties with? Are there connections that I have that are not for my greater good or THEIRS? I need to make it about more than myself. Am I being a benefit to someone that is wired into my transformer box?
There is a quote that I have run across a few times in my life so far:
“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.” (Author unknown)
I encourage you to make sure you are wired to the people and things that have benefit to you and to them. I hope you will connect yourself with those who give you peace, hope, love and a passion for your future, because life is too short not to delight in those to whom you choose to be wired .
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