It’s easy to turn your yearnings into goals.
Ever notice how quickly this leads to planning and strategizing?
Sounds like fun?
Yeah, not so much.
Slowly but surely, the meaning behind your yearnings disappears, squeezed out by the minutiae of planning and you’re left with what exactly?
Example: You yearn to feel connected.
You brainstorm ways to feel more connected, and suddenly, your schedule is full of commitments: networking events, social engagements, scheduled calls to connect with people you love, etc.
Do you feel more connected?
In my experience, you’re more likely to feel exhausted, and resentful of the whirlwind you created.
Now imagine you create from a different starting place – a world where you already are connected.
You don’t have to reconnect.
You only have to remember, and bring awareness back to the connection that is always there.
Let me say it again. . .
The connection is always there.
You can’t NOT be connected.
“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The roots of a tree are there whether we see them or not; reaching deep or spreading wide – always there, always connected to the earth.
When you come from the place that we are always already connected, you open up a new view of life which then allows for a new way of being.
Instead of asking what you have to do to reconnect, ask yourself what needs to shift in you to feel your connection to the world and those around you right now.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa
Over to You:
For the next 24 hours, notice your connection to life. Feel the already existing connection between you and every person who crosses your path.
Notice what shows up.
Notice what displaces your connection.
In becoming aware of what takes you out, you’ll also discover how to access your connection any time, anywhere.