Converge

1: to tend or move toward one point or one another: come together: meet
2: to come together and unite in a common interest or focus
3: to approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Converge (v.): 1690s, from Late Latin convergereto incline together” from com-together” + vergereto bend” (verge).

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“A human being becomes human not through the casual convergence of certain biological conditions, but through an act of will and love on the part of other people.”

Italo Calvino (1923-1985, Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels; best known for the “Our Ancestors” trilogy and the “Cosmicomics” collection of short stories)

Bio Source:

www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2027/the-art-of-fiction-no-130-italo-calvino

“Coincidence is important, the convergence of different ideas.”

Dries van Noten (b. 1958, Belgian fashion designer, the New York Times describes him as “one of fashion’s most cerebral designers”)

Bio Source:

www.driesvannoten.be

“The world is being re-shaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces. The combination of these technologies unlocks an incredible opportunity to connect everything together in a new way and is dramatically transforming the way we live and work.”

Marc Benioff (b. 1964, American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist; founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Benioff

“When you are doing something neat, and you’re doing it with neat people, and there is that convergence, something amazing will happen.”

Rony Abovitz (American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of augmented reality startup, Magic Leap)

Bio Source:

www.linkedin.com/in/ronyabovitz

“Today more than ever, the traditional boundaries between politics, culture, technology, finance, national security and ecology are disappearing. You often cannot explain one without referring to the others, and you cannot explain the whole without reference to them all.”

Thomas L. Friedman (b. 1953, American journalist and author; won the Pulitzer Prize three times; and currently is a columnist for The New York Times)

Bio Source:

www.thomaslfriedman.com/about-the-author

Meditation

“A human being becomes human not through the casual convergence of certain biological conditions, but through an act of will and love on the part of other people.”

— Italo Calvino

 

When we converge with others and participate in community we shift, change, and transform. These life experiences provide the wisdom to increase our humanity, that is, if we can maintain our flexibilities.  Because, sometimes we get blocked by our notions of what something and someone should be, instead of excepting what is and then allowing opportunities to unfold.

Some of my most insightful and enlightening experiences have come from my relationships with family, in workplaces and in community.  I am often forced clean up my act and elevate our thoughts, and become more conscious of breaking toxic patterns.

Interactive and dynamic interplays of human dramas push our buttons on purpose, and force us to grow up — that is, if we are courageous enough to examine ourselves and our motives.

Although it’s great to be comfortable in one’s solitude, contemplation alone will not gift us the vital pieces of information to drill down into the epiphanies of the self and of the soul.  We need each other for that, because we need to see ourselves in the reflections of others so we can know that we are increasingly capable of deep and expansive love.

To become more human we must challenge ourselves to connect and converge with the divine love and truth that abides in us all.

Keep radiating your light, sojourners.  Don’t ever give up!

Miraculously Yours, Tonya

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