Contemplate Connections


What is connection?

Connection can be defined as an association; a relationship, a link, or a bond.

Some synonyms for connection are acquaintance, friend, kin, relative, and network.


The words to contemplate practice began during my recovery of an illness that sidelined me for several months. During my recovery, I would meditate or contemplate on a word each night. This experience would create serendipitous or even cosmic results. The next day, it would seem, I would recognize or receive benefits from this meditation. One of the more memorable words was ‘connections.’ The next day, randomly – one might say – I was contacted by several friends and a cousin whom I hadn’t heard from in months or even years in some cases. It was as if the meditation on connection and reflecting on the friends and family that were important to me had sent a spiritual message to them. Subsequently, it seemed they magically reached out to me. I know it may sound crazy. But I believe that is the power of contemplation. This is why I am sharing this ’30-Day Challenge’ with anyone and everyone.

According to Tony Robbins, the feeling of love and connection is one of the six basic human needs. It is described as a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something. We all have a relationship, a link, or a bond with someone or something. It might be in nature, with animals, with friends, or with family. It is, after all, a basic human need. Focus on that which brings you peace, love, and gratitude. And, express that feeling with that something or someone. Express to them, with words or actions, just how important their connection is to you.

I invite you to take some time to reflect or contemplate on today’s word, as well as the important connections in your life.

Peace, Love & Gratitude


“Our ability to connect with others is innate, wired into our nervous systems, and we need connection as much as we need physical nourishment.”
~ Sharon Salzberg

“Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe”
~Albert Schweitzer

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”
~Saint Augustine

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.”
~Brené Brown

“I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!’ What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.”
~Robin Williams

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