6/19 Bohm Dialogue — “The Human Need for Connection”

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
― William James

“We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.”
― Albert Schweitzer

“As an introvert, you crave intimate moments and deep connections–and those usually aren’t found in a crowd.”
― Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World

“Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.”
― Jack Kornfield

“The Universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.”
― Stanley Kunitz

“The psychotherapist must not allow his vision to be coloured by the glasses of pathology; he must never allow himself to forget that the ailing mind is a human mind, and that, for all its ailments, it shares in the whole of the psychic life of man. The psychotherapist must even be able to admit that the ego is ill for the very reason that it is cut off from the whole, and has lost its connection with mankind as well as with the spirit.”
― C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

Bohm Dialogue is a freely-flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgementally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding.

Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.

Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute.  We next meet Sunday June 19th at 7 pm via Zoom. Past attendees should receive an email with instructions. Or contact Tom Yelton  or Jan Hardenbergh  for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting or for more information.