Staying connected to yourself while you reach out to connect with others is always the bottom line of communication and relating to the world. Whether you are relating to children, friends, family, strangers, or even adversaries. Working to maintain a connection, both inner and outer, while you dialogue over the issues is the ultimate way to move yourself and others forward to a mutually respectful understanding. Of course you may hit a snag when all the other person wants to do is dominate and control, but if you can maintain your own sense of connection to yourself and willingness to connect to the other, the other person usually will come around. Even if they don’t shift, at least you will feel well and have no regrets. Staying connected to yourself is its own reward, but this requires your willingness to stay connected to your inner self no matter what. This determination is essential for any kind of social and relational change. It is a profound spiritual practice. It means you are embodying your spiritual principles in the every day life and not just when you are doing yoga, meditation, or Reiki. It is the practice of staying centered and connected to your heart no matter what is going on around you. If you can maintain that feeling of inner connection the world will change around you.