Not All Sources of Connection Needs Words

One thing that continues to surprise me is how absent the feeling of loneliness is from my life, despite the fact I have never been so physically alone before.

These past two years I’ve discovered such a deeper connection to so many things that I think a few years ago I might have overlooked.

Maybe I was simply too busy looking at my phone, worrying about what other people were doing, or always planning for what’s next, that I deprived myself of the chance to connect with things other than people.

Since being housebound social interaction has been and still is my biggest energy drainer, so I’ve been forced to look elsewhere for sources of connection, and it’s surprised me how many things I have found…

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Books 📖

Nature

Pets (my inseparable best friend Saffy pictured) 🐾

Meditating

Daydreaming

Stargazing 🌌

Music

Writing

The knowledge that there are others out there resting with me in spirit 🤝

Lying in the garden or inside with the windows open with no distractions, just listening to the world outside

Even just connecting back to yourself, your breath, and your body 🧘🏽‍♀️

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All these things for me bring such a connection to life and the world around me, which is maybe why I never feel alone, because I am never without a source of connection.

Or maybe it’s even simpler than that.

Maybe it’s simply about connecting fully to this moment.

Showing up and being present to what this moment has to offer us.

Either way, I think it’s always good to remember, if you need it, you can always find sources of connection in the silent world around you🌜🌃

(Originally posted on @mindfullyevie Instagram and Facebook)

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