Look within and look around. You are not lost.
The topic is connection, but first a question. What is the greatest activity in the world?
Dancing is a good way to make connections.
Yes. Any other ideas?
Greatest activity… Anything that makes you feel connected to someone, someplace.
Sharing. Even sharing with yourself is sharing. Yes. Allowing yourself to have things and do things is sharing with self.
What are all of these in the end? They are connection. In the past, it’s been said that the greatest activity in the world is creation, but what can be created beyond the process of connection?
Creation is the connection of things, come to think of it. Yes. So connection is perhaps a clearer word for creation.
Can we avoid connecting?
Yes, by being destructive? They say death is the great leveller. So, in a sense, it’s the broadest connection possible.
Avoiding a connection is a connection. Indeed. In fact, there are some connections we don’t actually make, and I offer that they are the ground on which all the seemingly individual connections are made.
Now, I will have to struggle with words here. English words serve very poorly to discuss many concepts, but the two primary connections, which aren’t really separate in essence, are Life and Death.
Love and creation come out of connection. Yes, and everything we do is for love. Not love in the romantic sense necessarily, and really not in the many common philosophical senses as well.
Love could mean the drive to live on as humans? Well, it’s behind that certainly.
The two great motivators are love and fear. Love and fear. Life and death. We are all connected in these without exception, but we try to find exceptions don’t we? I am open to being mistaken.
Exceptions meaning we look for a way out? Out, through, beyond.
Avoidance? Yes. Everyone wants a short cut. Humanity, so far, has been obsessed with it. Science, religion, philosophy, technology, all of it.
As Mitch Hedburg said, “I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m going to ask where they’re going and catch up with them later.” An amusing notion, but in fact not possible as a choice.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.