45 minutes ago
Connection. To where we came from, the earth we walk upon, the food and water that sustain us, the people that build us. That’s what I’ve been learning is one of the meanings of life, yet is the very thing we lack in our modern culture. We don’t know the people that make our clothes, we don’t know where our food comes from, we spend more time indoors than out, and more time scrolling that we do reflecting. Connection to the earth and the people in it is what it means to be human, but we are settling for quick doses of high in the form of social media addiction, consumerism, drinking, and living for the “next thing”. But we weren’t meant to mask our humanity. Our real skin beneath the makeup, our real struggles off social media, our desires deep down for more. We were meant to feel the rain on our skin and the dirt in our hands and the warmth of hugging a stranger (though none of us are, anyway). We were meant to breathe, eat, learn, grow, laugh, dance, and love together.
I’m learning how to navigate these things while living in a culture that only cares about the here and now. Whatever is quickest and easiest. I think it starts with speaking up, which encourages others to ask themselves the same questions. But for now I’m going to take every chance I can to rid myself of the things that are a distraction and get back to the root of this precious human existence 🌿✨ Thank you natashaa_perez for the photo 💛