People with disabilities of any kind spend much of their life simply trying to survive by taking care of ourselves, and others enough to feed our needs. Yet, when we work together it creates a dynamic flow. The synergy derived from people with, and those without learning disabilities can create something bigger than we can imagine. The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe are a great example of disabled people working together to create synergy and beauty for the people around them. Please see the video, Thousand Hand Bodhisattva, and be aware of how you feel watching these dancers. These ladies unable to hear the music are still able to come together creating an amazing spectacle admired by people throughout the world. As I watch these ladies teach me how a little gesture like raising your hand can make others feel good, and maybe they do something nice for other people.
Being part of something bigger is an amazing way to minimize the feelings of inadequacy and insignificance in my life. By sharing the tips and tricks I have learned over the years in this blog makes me feel like I am part of someone else’s journey. If someone benefits by only using a small part of a suggestion, we both win. It is energizing to me to think, I may have the ability to add value to someone’s life today. Like puzzle pieces, people are not effective or completely content alone, yet can create vast value when working together to pay it forward.
Coming Next: The Value of Synergy in the Workplace