It is truly amazing how connected we are in this life. Recently, I read a networking article that claimed we are no more than six degrees of separation from everyone on this planet. The person who is your friend is a first degree. A friend of theirs (whom you know, but not well) is a second degree. A third degree would be that person’s sister and so on. It makes sense that we are all connected in this way, and gives a lot of insight into the networking connections you can make by just stepping outside your door in the morning and saying hello to the stranger on the sidewalk, or at the bank!
Not only are we connected through friends, family & networking, but I also believe we are all connected on a higher level as well. I often find that my co-workers/friends and I will teach the same or a similar kind of yoga classes in the same week. Often times, without even having been in one another’s class, a friend will say an exact sentence I used from a class I taught three days prior, or use a similar yoga asana sequence. It is odd to be in class and watch a sequence you taught, being taught by someone who hadn’t attended any of your classes that week, but it happens – often!
It’s similar to the concept of women getting their periods aligned when they live in the same house for an extended period of time. After a while, the women seem to sync their cycles, completely naturally – the universe wants us to all be connected.
It’s why you hear from an old friend a few days after you were thinking about them, or are not shocked when you hear news that a distant relative passed away. We are somehow cosmically connected on a much higher level.