December 2, 2011

December 2 – reverb11 – Sangha (Community)

Where have you discovered community in 2011? What are the defining characteristics and essential qualities of your tribe?

Community comes in a plethora of forms, and the people we choose to surround ourselves with matter a lot. Communities can be found online as well as in the flesh. Locally and internationally. Intimately small and mind-bogglingly grand. So, who’s in your clan? Where do you bond with kindred spirits? Who are your kinfolk?

Simply being with other people who are also seekers and who are involved in the same quest you are is very meaningful. ~Dan Wakefield

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p.p.s. It’s never too late to answer the December 1 prompt.

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Colleen Jan 3, 2012 5:13pm

I am rocking the January reverb11, and I believe better late than never. See my post, we are all dependent on one another: http://www.downwardfacingdem.com/2012/01/we-are-a

Kate Bartolotta Dec 4, 2011 1:21pm

My in the flesh tribe and online tribe have a lot of overlap…funny enough, I keep finding out that people I know in different circles know each other! I think the online sangha can be tricky at times. It would be easy to only show our best self, or parts of our selves. But what's the fun in that?! I guess what it comes down to is being my authentic self all the time. When I do that, the people who should be in my life will be!

Dr. Seuss said it better than me though: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/08/life-advic

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