I think I recently discovered the power of common experiences. I have already experienced some in the past, but I just saw them for what they are. The path to growth can be walked through introspection, personal, internal exploration. And it can also be walked through common experiences. I’m talking about being with other people, the right people at that time, and merely sharing a moment, something that everyone feels, but that doesn’t need words, that is not an idea or an activity. These people, the common space can offer us something that we would have been unable to offer ourselves. Something that is outside of what we know, of what we control. And being in that common space allows us to live that new, offered reality, not simply consider it. Once we have lived it, we can bring it with us in our personal space, and use it for future growth.