We are set apart from all other living beings on this planet by our use of language. And at the same time, we may often feel the gulf that is keeping us apart as insurmountable, despite having language. How ironic that the one aspect of our humanity that should allow us to experience a sense of belonging and mutual understanding is also the one that is frequently linked to experiencing a sense of isolation – the ability to share our thoughts and ideas and forge meaningful relationships.
If speaking the same language does not allow us to develop deep and lasting relationships, and if having the same culture, values, beliefs (religious, spiritual or personal) and background also do not guarantee that our relationships will thrive, what would help to create a deep and lasting connection, based on trust?
The mystery of deep and meaningful connections
You may have experienced such a connection (even at first glance): whether this person was a potential close friend or confidante or a potential partner in a meaningful love relationship. And as you engaged in conversation with this special person, you simply forgot all about the world out there. It may have felt as if you were moving to a rhythm that only the two of you were aware of.