Synergy, the restorative energy produced in a group whose personalities, dreams, interests, hopes come together, is probably the most important yearning we human beings strive for. We go to great lengths to seek it out, especially when our environment is antagonistic, or when we experience an event that sends us reeling in energy sapping agony.
Synergy is what we seek when we enter a place of worship, when we join a team, when we feel the need to be around friends..........friends who may be feeling the same thing............but together energize each other. It is the high felt in a sea of people at a concert where the music washes over you. It is the new oxygen pulsing through your body when you've met someone whom you've clicked with. It is the motivating enthusiasm behind the group recognizing each other's strengths and finding a way for each individual to share their gifts to add to the project or task.
Synergy is what is needed, is what is yearned for when family and friends congregate to say a collective goodbye to a loved one. It is the necessary ingredient to feeling a bonding sense of belonging...........where everyone feels collectively..........shoulder to shoulder...........arm and arm.......face to face.
Synergy is the power behind the vibrating energy we all reflect and absorb from one another. It is the flint which enlightens our torches........the ones we use to find each other..........and the same one which helps us figure out why bad things happen to good people.
In the grey winter twilight,
a lonely pallor
seeps in like a cold windy draught
hitting the back of the neck
digging into the bones
sending a chill,
to reach out for the energy
of intertwining with another.