Below “See” Level
Ann-Marie, of Omega Vector, a self-knowledge program for those who wish to lead more effective lives, recently wrote of an experience that left me – and I’m sure others on her mailing list – with a sweet feeling of joy and hope for a unified world. I thought I’d share it with you, and she has graciously given consent to me to reprint her story.
Upon pulling up to a red light, I glanced over to the pedestrians waiting to cross the street.
There were only 2 men. First was a business man, wearing a suit and tie, carrying a brief case. The second was a younger man, baggy pants, backwards baseball cap, carrying a skateboard.
What captured my attention was the fact that they were fully engaged in a conversation. Not the type where you politely say “Hi” and ask how they are, as you wait for the light. They were laughing and speaking with enthusiasm.
I decided to watch to see if they actually knew one another. When the light changed, they shook hands and bid farewell. The young man jumped on his skateboard and the businessman walked with a spring in his step. As they each passed me, I noticed a wonderful warm smile on both their faces.
At that moment, I felt joy. Right before me, two men from different backgrounds and different cultures, were able to surpass the obvious differences and connect below the “See Level.”
As I drove away, I was left wondering, how many other lives will these two men touch today?