Today’s Reverb 10 prompt is supposed to be about when I felt the greatest connection or unity between my mind and body. Honestly, I don’t ever feel disconnected between the two. I’m a professional musician, so my job is to link mind and body. I don’t think of myself as distinct units inhabiting the same spacial displacement. I am not a mind, a soul, and a body. I cannot be divided into equal parts made up of the intellectual, physical, and spiritual. All three are combined and irrevocably linked to make me. My semi-clutzy ways are as much me as my mental acuity or my spiritual sensitivities. I can’t break myself down into separate pieces.
Which makes it hard for me to write about when I felt most connected. Because I never feel disconnected. At least, not within me. Outside of me, yes, I often feel more disconnected than I do connected. I think that’s part of why I blog, I’m searching for a connection somewhere with someone. Now, I have a great connection with my husband and he’s definitely my rock, my grounding force. But, I still crave connections with other people. Friends, family, and sometimes even strangers. I have an intense desire to know that I am connected. I’m definitely not an island. Which, is a huge part of why I blog – to connect with others in as many ways as I possibly can.
Since I started this blog I’ve reached out and met foster mom’s, other twenty-somethings, survivors, and just all around cool people. They’ve been some of my biggest supporters since I’ve moved. It’s not weird for them to not be able to call or see me, because they always contact me via the internet. And they’re always around to gift the right words to lift my spirits and help me carry on. Just like I try to be there for them.
Connections are waiting all around us to be made. The real question is if we are willing to open our eyes to them and be ready to embrace them when they happen.