Connecting with another human being can be a lot of things--daunting, exciting, calming or even annoying. When you get down to it, it's amazing that we are able to have the experience of consciousness itself. It 's fascinating that we get to have the experience of connecting and feeling for other people. It's even more amazing that we can have positive effects on ourselves and others by these connections. Simple as it may seem to go on about connecting, it's really no easy task for our brains and bodies. Without going into too much detail, just think about all the communications and micro-happenings going on in your body when you speak to another person.