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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Making connections

Happiness is in the connections we make with ourselves and with each other.

This is a quote from Be Happy by Robert Holden and was one of this week's prompts at the Weaving Words writing group I attend.

In yoga recently I've been working with the philosophical point of vairagyam or non-attachment. On the face of it, this is the opposite of connection. However, often what stops me connecting with new people is a reluctance to let go, to allow myself to release my attachment to habits and forge new connections. Phrases like 'the wrong sort of people' or 'not like us' - which may well be rooted in my upbringing - can prevent me from crossing the floor to say hello to a stranger or to sign up to a course beyond my realm of experience. Yet when I do step forwards into a new circle, it often transpires that I already have a connection there through mutual friends or shared experiences.

Letting go can actually mean taking hold.


  1. That's very true. Sometimes you have to take risks and you find the most genuine connections with people you might not otherwise have spoken to.

  2. Hi Julia, love this quote "Happiness is in the connections we make with ourselves and with each other."

    1. It's lovely, isn't it? Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. That's a good quote. I'm not sure that's the only route to happiness, but good relationships with others can bring a lot of joy.