Diwali, the festival of lights, took place yesterday. It was time for me to meet with loved ones, enjoy food together and share news and stories. There are similarities with everyday life as we make long-lasting connections.
Diwali, the festival of lights, symbolises the triumph of good over evil and the victory of light over darkness for Hindus. Similarly, connections brighten our lives, illuminating our journey with shared joy, support, and understanding.
Family and Friends:
Diwali is a time for family and friends to come together, celebrate shared moments, and create lasting memories. Likewise, personal connections create a network of emotional support, forming a radiant foundation for a fulfilling life.
Diwali transcends borders, connecting people across cultures. I recently found this when developing new connections through networks on social media. Similarly, forging diverse connections broadens our perspectives, fostering a rich tapestry of experiences and understanding.
In the professional realm, Diwali can be a time to strengthen connections with colleagues and collaborators. The festive spirit encourages teamwork and shared success, mirroring the collaborative essence of thriving professional networks. The same happens during the Christmas festive period.
Renewal and Reflection:
Diwali involves cleaning and decorating homes, signifying renewal. Similarly, connections can be a source of renewal, offering fresh perspectives, ideas, and opportunities that rejuvenate our personal and professional lives.
As Diwali lights up homes and hearts, it also serves as a reminder to nurture and appreciate the connections that bring light into our lives. Whether personal or professional, these connections can illuminate our journey of transformation.
Food for thought
Intentional connections provide a sense of purpose and direction, helping us focus on our goals. We make these willingly, knowingly and purposefully. Unintentional connections can lead to serendipitous opportunities and unexpected insights, broadening our perspectives and enhancing creativity. We require a healthy balance of both types of connections to lead to a fulfilling and meaningful life.
If you wish to learn more about the topic, several writers are worth exploring. Some of the most prominent include Adam Grant and Brene Brown. These experts have written extensively on the power of connections and how they can transform our lives. I recommend checking out their work. In the meantime, start incorporating intentional and unintentional relationships into your life and see how they can help you on your transformation journey.
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Dr Tisha Patel
Career and Performance Coach, NHS GP Director, UK