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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Bonds of Shared Experience

The shared experience is something that connects people in a subliminal way. Depending on the situation, a meeting that takes less than an hour could connect you indefinitely. You could be friends, strangers or mild acquaintances, but now you are forever linked and have a special understanding of the time in question. This may have been a planned occasion or some unseen force that delivered a special synchronicity, either way the bonds of the shared experience are strong.
If you asked someone what their strangest meeting of a friend was, you will find some interesting answers. Though many are bonded through their education or workplace, others meet at festivals, expos, sporting events, gymnasiums, museums, classes, nightclubs, cafes, tourist attractions, in ques, at funerals, by photocopy machines at libraries and so on. The timing is right and you have information, empathy and wisdom to share, but there is even more than that! You feel as if you already know this person, though you can’t quite recall that memory. Even those we already know can suddenly reveal greater depths when time is shared in those transcendent zones.

There is certainly something mystical going on when two complete strangers meet! You could write the whole thing off as a coincidence, but there are too many familiarities for that. Most of these experiences will lead to joyful friendships, though the purpose of some may be to tie up loose ends or offer helpful answers. Other shared experiences may be very disruptive, distressing or sad, and the bonds of friendship are formed through the healing of the occurrence. Though time may seem to move slowly in that situation, a good friend who has insight and empathy can offer a way forward.  
The bonds of these mutual connections will continue to grow because the individuals have been drawn together with love, compassion, and understanding. The shared experience and the bonds created are a treasure that you will appreciate for years to come!

Sharon D Bush 
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage        

Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).