Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Synergy In Groups
We interact in many formal and informal groups. Some of those groups will affect you in different ways than others will. At times the people around you, or the people you have in your head, whether you are physically around them or not, can be the wind under your wings. At other times they can be destructive. It is easy to lose your sense of identity in a group but it doesn't have to happen. In order to be the magician holding the wand, the one working the magic, you need to be aware of the dynamics of your interactions. Awareness is where the magic is. If you feel bullied in a certain group or repressed you can avoid the group or take steps to change the dynamic. One of the really great things about groups is the opportunity to experiment, by shifting your focus, by looking for feedback, and by trying new or different things. Remember however, the name of the group is not your name. That suggestion may seem wrong to some of my readers. Do as you will. But if you lose yourself in your groups it can be very hard to find yourself again. You must make the 'I AM' decision first. Then you dress that up with whatever labels you want. Let your groups enrich your life. You can enrich the life of the other members. But you are the one who works the magic for you own life. May the spark be with you.