How many people do you meet in a day? As we go through our hurried lives and pass the same people in the halls of our office buildings or through the aisles of the grocery stores have we ever questioned why we don’t stop and say “Hello!” ” How are you doing?” Our technology has made our lives solitary confinement. But we are wired for interdependence.
Our healthy bodies function because of the interdependence of all our body systems. The cardiovascular system cannot function if the pulmonary system is not functioning. The same holds true for the rest of our body systems. Over 75 trillion cells in our bodies work simultaneously to produce health. It is these connections the cells with other cells and the communication that results that provide health or if a break down in communication begins produce disease.
If our bodies rely on all the cells collectively doing their jobs, then why do we think we can live without human connection. Take a moment today and step away from your electronic devices, talk to the people in your life: Your partner, your children, your friend, the person sitting next to you on the bus, the check out clerk, you mail carrier, the UPS man, the person walking on the treadmill next to you.
Make a connection!