I heard something interesting today: Connection is the reason we are here. We all want to feel connected, and when we don’t, well, it’s then that it goes downhill in a very fast way.
This resonated with me. First and foremost because I want to be connected myself. But also because I have been thinking a lot about the different groups, or tribes, or clicks, or call it what you want, people are parts of. And I have been thinking about how important it is for us all to feel like we belong somewhere. Or, to feel connected to something.
Want to know the recipe for true and deep connectedness? Read this quote from C.S. Lewis:
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all entanglements. Lock it safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in the casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will never change. It will not be broken, it will become unbearable, impenetrable, irredeemable. TO LOVE IS TO BE VULNERABLE.
I think I need to go to sleep and think about this. Then i will write more about what I think. Bear with me. There is more to come….