If there is someone you would like to bond with, how do you make that happen? What are the hallmarks of a deep and powerful connection?
Human beings are social creatures. As individuals, we crave connection with other humans, or even with other species.
As part of our social lives, we create and maintain relationships with dozens, or even hundreds of people. That might include, but is not limited to: family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and pets.
Creating a connection is pretty easy. At a social function, you might strike up a conversation, share a laugh or two, and exchange names.
Strengthening that relationship, however, is a different matter. All relationships need work in order to thrive. The type of work might depend on the person you are dealing with, and the nature of the existing relationship. Getting to know someone you met at a party, for example, will be quite different from the way you build a bond with a sibling.
However, a connection is a connection. Can you think of some ways you can feel closer to someone that you just met, or someone you have fallen out of touch with?
One way to think about it might be to consider what someone else might do to make you feel a close connection. Once you can think of something, doing that thing for others may help. That might be anything form a random text message, to inviting someone over for a homemade meal. Or, perhaps, asking someone to a movie or a play, or playing a board or card game with a group of people.
Each relationship is different, but there may be some commonalities. Can you think of ways to strengthen a connection with someone?