Disconnection not only makes us feel isolated and cut off from life, it often leave us feeling paralyzed and numb. Bottom line, when we’re feeling disconnected from the world, or others, it’s because we’re disconnected from ourselves- from our Spirit.
Of course, it’s painful to own our disconnectedness. It’s much easier to blame others for feeling broken, or isolated, rather than accept responsibility for our actions and choices. And so we do things to numb the feelings of disconnection- drugs, drinking, acting out sexually, working ourselves to death, micro-managing, shopping, over eating, and any number of behaviors that help us avoid feelings of disconnection altogether.
At the heart of the matter, connection is what gives our lives meaning. So why is it that in a world where technology and social media enables us to connect with millions in an instant that so many of us choose disconnection over the very thing that adds meaning and value to our lives? It’s simple- we choose it.
When we decide to isolate ourselves from our loved ones, numb our pain with self-sabotaging behaviors, cut ourselves off from nature, become apathetic to social and political issues that impact the greater good of the whole, or choose to feel unworthy, not good enough, broken, and unloved- we choose to be disconnected.
When we recognize the value of family, friendship, camaraderie, community, and love- our hearts swell with immense gratitude for the joy connection gives us. By taking time out of our daily lives to nourish our mind, body, and Spirit, we’re able to ground ourselves in the present moment; to feel the interconnectedness of all things and recognize the importance of not only being connected to the world, and with others, but to ourselves.
With Love & Light,