Written by Desmore Samios, Motivational Speaker, Public Speaking Coach and Podcaster
This week whilst taking our two-year fur child Katie for a walk along the waterfront in Wynnum, we encountered a beautiful experience. Katie is always sniffing everything in her sight, she gets so excited! A dog owner walked by and mentioned how lovely it was that Katie enjoyed life through her senses. As I looked up to greet the beautiful voice that had spoken to me, I had seen her little fur friend in a stroller. I walked over to greet her and her dog, as I leaned over to give her dog a pat on the head, she mentioned that this was her last walk with her beautiful soul, as she was going to have her dog euthanized later that afternoon. Her dog had suffered blindness, deafness and organ failure, so it was time to send her soul home to rest. As she was expressing her story, her tears started rolling down her face and I had given her a big hug. She mentioned that her dog was her companion through highs and lows, they had shared a beautiful journey together and she didn’t feel alone. Her dog had loved her and she so deeply loved her dog, this was a sad day for her.
I walked away thinking to myself how powerful human connection is and yet in our current digital era, how often do we miss out on the opportunity to connect, as we are so pinned to our devices. How often do we see people with our superficial eye and lose our ability to see people through our soul’s eye? The eye that feels and senses with an intuitive sense of navigation, how we can be of service to another human being. It’s really sad when I think about how we have to create a “Are you ok day” when humanity is starting to disintegrate into an era of isolation and loneliness. In my opinion connecting with others solely on a social media platform without “in person human connection” impacts the way we move through our world. We no longer work on heightening our senses, work our intuitive muscle and share compassion for others as we have become more self-absorbed in our own individual worlds without looking around us.
I believe that everything in our lives encourage us to stop, learn, grow and evolve as human beings. I encourage you to unplug and experience life in all its magical glory, go for a walk in nature, greet another human being whilst looking up, speak to someone and give them your full attention in the moment. As we become still, conscious and present, we heighten our own senses, we connect with feeling what others need in the moment and we start to see people not only through the superficial eye and external illusion of solely judging people on how they look. You have the power to make or break someone’s day, you have no idea what a smile, a hello, giving someone a call, or listening to another human being could do for their soul, their day or their life for that matter.