The Bond: Connecting through the Space Between Us (cont.)
By Lynne McTaggart
soon as it opened, the center immediately became a fulcrum for the
entire town. Further plans are afoot for a playground for the
children, Cherokee language classes, an afterschool program and other
activities for young and old. “It puts the future for the kids
in the community, ” says Pauline Sanders. Community involvement
in the two projects became infectious in Tailholt; community members
began to volunteer in other ways — for the rural fire
department and fundraising.
call this a superordinate goal – a goal only achieved by large
cooperative teamwork of two or more people. Engaging in sharing and
teamwork tends to transcend differences, because it emphasizes the
very heart of humanity — we
are all in this together.
And if we are all in this together we are no longer competing for
a scientific point of view, the true power of leaving our small space
of individuality and coming together as a group to achieve a
superordinate goal stems from a collective resonance effect. The
electrical activity of each individual in the group begins to
resonate on a common wavelength — a choir perfectly in tune.
Like a coherent group of electrons that
begins to vibrate as one giant electron, the group creates a
resonance that magnifies the individual effect.
at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany,
and the University of Salzburg, Austria, wished to examine whether
our brains act “in tandem” with others when we’re
engaged in a common purpose. The German scientists were inspired by
recent studies examining the brain-wave rhythms between two people
when they socially interact, demonstrating that one type of brainwave
rhythm was associated with independent behavior, while another
brainwave rhythm showed up and was shared by both parties when the
behavior was coordinated.