The Importance of Belonging

Many years ago, the poet John Donner wrote, 

“No man is an island,
entire of itself,
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.”

It was true in John’s time and is still true today.  

We live in a world where everyone can be connected in a matter of seconds, yet so many people feel isolated and alone. 

As great as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, cell phones, tablets, and computers are – they are no replacement for person-to-person relationships.  It does not matter whether we live alone or in a house filled with people – feeling connected has nothing to do with the number of people we see, but has everything to do with our commitment to being of service to others.

If you are not, I suggest finding a spiritual group, if not in one already, that you can be a part of, a place you can do service, a group that will support you not just in your times of need but will support you in your growth – personal and spiritual.

I have been blessed to be a part of two groups for the past 29 years – recovery and Unity. They have been a blessing and I get so much more than could fit on this page.

If you feel powerless, hopeless, lonely, or isolated, don’t stand on ceremony waiting for people to come to you – reach out your hand to others and become a part of something greater than yourself.

Quote of the Week

“Alone we can do so little; together, we can do so much.”

Helen Keller


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