Detachment is the easy way out to not FEELING anything. You look on, don’t get involved, and the moment passes without you in it.
Play it safe. Stay on the sidelines. Feel no pain. Feel nothing really. But then…
The emptiness is more than you can bear because life is about connection. Connecting to yourself first and then connecting with others.
Connecting to yourself is not about being selfish or self-centered. When you connect and know who you are, you can then allow others in. You no longer take center stage. You are at peace. You can listen without the chaos within.
Think. When you are fighting with who you are – who you think you should be – how you look – is what you’re saying making any sense – tell me – where is the room for listening to the other person standing in front of you?
All moments are lost if we do not connect, if we are not present, if we don’t listen with our souls.
In ‘A Short Guide to a Happy Life’ Anna Quindlen writes “It’s ironic that we forget so often how wonderful life really is….I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that this is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.”
Feel gratitude today -FOR today – for all the people you will meet and when you do…connect, savor, and let simmer. These moments are like precious jewels dotting a long and winding asphalt road. This is what living is truly about…