We are constantly connected to everyone around us. We post our daily adventures on Facebook. We check our email every 15 minutes just to make sure we are not missing anything important. We use our cell phones during every spare moment to text or call a client or a friend.
Constantly connected; increasingly lonely.
Lonely because we are disconnected from ourselves. We are so busy focusing on the world around us, we forget to pay attention to the world within us – our needs, our feelings and our desires.
Lonely because we are so busy staying connected, we forget to pay attention to what is happening right now, in the moment, before us. And we connect in the moment, person to person, face to face, soul to soul.
Are you feeling connected, and lonely? If so, disconnect. Take a break from electronic connections. Spend some time with yourself. Take a friend to dinner, with the cell phones off.
And connect, in that uniquely human way, to yourself and to someone else.