You can’t escape it. You are connected. Everything about you in this world is about your relationship to it. Relate poorly (denying the connections) and there is a sense of disconnect or brokenness, maybe lonliness. Relate well and things feel fine.
Note: I didn’t say you ARE disconnected or that they ARE fine. The feelings are just on top…indicators of how we are living in this connectedness.
So..nothing profound here. I just think we need to be reminded that we are not, have never been islands. We are not, have never been “self-sufficient”. We have always been in community, always dependent on others, always fed by and feeding our relationships.
Don’t deny it. Swim. Nurture your relationships. Engage the world around you. Live.