Human beings need connection – face to face, person to person, heart to heart connection. We have a deep need to be seen and heard. And on a planet that houses over seven billion people, you’d think we would have this need met in spades!
Yet in this incredible, expansive and fascinating world we’ve created, it’s amazing how lonely people can actually feel. Looking for closeness, they reach out in the ways that have become the norm: social media and computers. Now technology has its place; it literally allows us to connect with anyone, anywhere in just a few clicks.
It’s also important to remember that being in the actual presence of each other nourishes us in ways that electronic connections never will. We still need the physical experience of holding hands, sitting at the table together or going for a walk; even if we’re not saying a word.
You benefit by bringing others into your world, and by being a part of other people’s worlds. The attention given to nourishing your need for human connection is as necessary as the nourishment given to your your food in-take. Doing so means even more benefits on your journey to health and well-being.
We must find places in our everyday lives to nurture meaningful connections. I for one, am grateful for our spiritual community. It is a place where we can feed our spirit take risks, practice being open and build relationships that matter.