Tribe - Human
My transition from July to August included a hypnosis convention; HTL-X (Hypnothoughts Live 10) This was my third year in attendance, and it was a bonus to attend on the 10th anniversary of the conference. The conference was a huge success, and I had an amazing time. People from all over the world joined to share a common love, hypnosis. People of all sizes, shapes, colors, and hues. All one big weird hypnotic family.
Yes, that’s my tribe. What’s yours? Who do you connect with and share beliefs and ideas? Is there some place you feel more understood or accepted? We all usually tend to gravitate towards those with similar interests and beliefs. These contacts are important because we all need people. We all require human contact in some form or fashion. Studies have shown the devastating effects of isolation.
Knowing that you have a “tribe” and being able to actually interact with members occasionally provides that needed human interaction. It allows us to fully be ourselves without people thinking we’re weird (or dangerous). We have someone we can talk to if needed or spend time with. Sometimes it can provide that shoulder to cry on. If you have a good tribe, the possibilities are endless.
Despite all our different tribes, we really are all the same. We are the same flesh and blood, and our life source or energy. We were all born. We will all die. That pretty much makes us all the same. The outside, the shell, the body, is fleeting.
Most of us have more than one tribe. This allows us to be receptive to other points of view. This past weekend at the conference, among our tribe were those of us who belong to several tribes. And yet, we still all were able to coexist for the weekend. In my opinion, society is just a bunch of tribes. Knowing that we have someone in our corner, whether from our tribe or somebody else’s, provides a sense of security or contentment. So just remember, if they’re not from your tribe, be nice to them anyway. Who knows, you may join one of their tribes eventually.
Words to live by…or at least ponder

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
― J.K. Rowling
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
― Carl Gustav Jung
“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
― Cornel West
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”
― Dale Carnegie
Brenda L Gray, CHP
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