This video contains a powerful metaphor. Thirty two metronomes are started asynchronously, and then after a few seconds become synchronised. The key here is that they are set on a flexible or movable surface - not a fixed surface (like a table).
Energy from the motion of one ticking metronome can affect the motion of every metronome around it, while the motion of every other metronome affects the motion of our original metronome in return. This inter-metranome "communication" is facilitated by the flexible board, which serves as an energetic intermediary between all the metronomes that rest upon its surface.
It makes you think that fort all the talk about being focused on one thing and keeping your feet firmly on the ground and building a solid foundation may not be as universally beneficial as we always think it is.