Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Finding My Tribe

I love receiving my Daily OM in email.  So many of them make me stop and nod my head.  I particularly liked todays'.

Your Allies On Life's Journey
Finding Your Tribe

Part of being human is the search for an individual identity. Bound to this strong need to establish a unique persona, however, is an equally intense desire for acceptance. It is when we find our individual tribes that both are satisfied. Our tribe members are those people who accept us as we are without reservation and gladly accompany us on our journeys of evolution. Among them, we feel free to be our imperfect selves, to engage unabashedly in the activities we enjoy, and to express our vulnerabilities by relying on our tribe for support. We feel comfortable investing our time and energy in the members of our tribe, and are equally comfortable allowing them to invest their resources in our development.

The individuals who eventually become members of your unique tribe are out there in the wide world waiting for you. You are destined to find them, one by one, as you move through life. Sometimes your own efforts will put you in contact with your future tribe members. At other times, circumstances beyond your control will play a role in helping you connect with your tribe. If you look about you and discover that you are already allied with a wonderful and supportive tribe, remember that there are likely many members of your tribe you have not yet met. On the other hand, if you feel you are still living outside of your tribe, broadening your horizons can help you find your tribe members.

However your life develops after you come together with your tribe, you can be assured that its members will stand at your side. On the surface, your tribe may seem to be nothing more than a loose-knit group of friends and acquaintances to whom you ally yourself. Yet when you look deeper, you will discover that your tribe grounds you and provides you with a sense of community that ultimately fulfills many of your most basic human needs.

11 comments:

  1. From one member of your internet tribe to another...this is so true for all of us ...isn't it?   Jeanie

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  2. What is the daily OM?
    They cannot be wrong on this, from children to the elderly, the foreigners to the regulars in pubs... we are all looking for old and new connections that make us feel good and like we belong :D
    Valerie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

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  3. So true.  I am going through "tribe reorganization" right now.  Good luck in your search.
    Traci

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  4. I love that !!!!!!

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  5. I'm glad to be a part of your internet tribe.--Cin

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  6. Oh, I loved this. You are part of my tribe. :-)

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  7. Your tribe has been here all this time!  What a cool way to think of our little circle of blog buddies!!

    XOXOXOX,
    Russ

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  8. Cool way of thinking!!!  Hmmm, now to think up an Indian (I know, not politically correct, so sue me!) name for you.  Hee-hee-hee!  Can you tell I am thinking dirty?!  ;)
    Love,
    Lisa

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  9. If you've noticed, I love things Native American, which of course "tribe" conjures up.  I've tagged you for a pretty painless meme if you're interested, over at my Blogger place:

    http://donna-justme.blogspot.com/2007/03/ive-been-tagged.html

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  10. I get the Daily OM too and one of my friends emailed this particular one to me.  Isn't it great?

    Love,
    Susie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/susanebunn/ItAllStartsAfter50/

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