ON connectING/cONNECTION

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With the stars

We’re all looking for answers, something that gives us a meaning to who we are, why we are, and how we connect to the world, to each other. Some look for answers through religious text, some look to the stars, some look to nature. Some of us look within, while some of us search for community.

Zodiac/Astrology has always been a fun way to find belonging. Despite the debate on whether it’s scientific or not, many like to ask, “what’s your sign?” as a compatibility test, and when two people with the same sign find each other, there is an immediate sense of togetherness, even though they just met.

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With Religion

Religion—in it’s many forms—is all founded upon the same principle. Do good, Be good, Get Good. We’re all praying for peace—inner peace, world peace, and a harmonious sense of togetherness.

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Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.

-Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter Series)

with Nature

One look at a mountain, we feel so small in this big world. One look at the colors of a sunset, and we’re in awe of the hues. When touching nature, we remember that while our problems may feel big, they are just a drop in that huge ocean waving back at us. We look around, and then look within—taking a deep breath and connecting with the earth, and in turn, connecting with ourselves, finding that happy balance.