The Love Connection

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”  ~Herman Melville

Connection is the beginning. Look around. Who do you see? Who have you stumbled upon in your life’s path?

No matter how much we crave solitude we still need relationships. At the same time we desire to feel we belong.  It is in the midst of belonging we also find a sense of self.

When we cultivate these relationships with love and compassion they grow roots and blossom into lasting friendships. These are the people with whom we not only swap stories but share our lives. We laugh and cry together. Our heartbeats surge, slow, and steady with the rhythm of one another.  We feel the rise and fall of the breath of life. We stumble together as we climb the mountain. We pick one another up when we fall. And when we reach the mountaintop we scream together and listen as the echo of life harmonizes with us.

Love makes connection fulfilling, sacred. The giving and receiving of love is a life in process. This connection of love completes us.

“When we get too caught up in the business of the world, we lose connection with one another  and ourselves.” ~Jack Kornfield

33 thoughts on “The Love Connection

  1. Spot on post, Suzi!

    “It is in the midst of belonging we also find a sense of self.”

    I agree, because in the midst of belonging we ‘reflect’ ourselves.

    And I love this quote….

    “When we get too caught up in the business of the world, we lose connection with one another and ourselves.” ~Jack Kornfield”

    This really strikes a cord in how technology in certain ways has disconnected us from one another. There is no longer that physical ‘eye to eye’ contact or connection.

    Great photo! Perfect for this post!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend….X

  2. Another lovely post, Suzi — we all need connections interspersed with our “me times.” Without one or the other, we’re just not whole. Thanks for pointing this out!

  3. Hey, I love your phrases! :-)

    in the midst of belonging…
    cultivate relationships…
    lasting friendship…
    laugh and cry together…
    rhythm of one another…
    rise and fall of the breath of life…
    stumble together…
    life in process…

    I surely agree. People need one another. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are connected. :-)

    • Thank you. I am a person who not only enjoys but craves my time alone. I forget how much I need connection until I am with “my people” and being fed and rejuvenated. We forget how much we give to others and receive in return.

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