When I go up into the snowy mountains I’m always amazed at how life is thriving there. It would seem that in places where conditions are extreme, there is a life force that is determined to not only survive, but thrive.
I feel that this is true for humans also. When we are faced with adversity it creates a will power and resilience, a connection to life that is lost when everything is handed to us on a platter, everything is instant gratification.
I feel like humanity’s quest for ease and convenience has landed us in a disconnection from the basic things we need for survival, leading us down a rabbit hole of depression, anxiety, identity crisis, etc. we no longer need to think too much about survival but rather the next gratification for our senses. Yet the void only gets deeper.
Isn’t life funny sometimes. I sometimes feel like I hear the great mystery laughing so loud at us, watching how messed up our priorities are. But then I remember that connection comes from the experience of disconnection. It is the catalyst that guides us home. We have lost our way, but nature is always there showing us a way to find deeper connection and fulfilment when we are ready to look and listen.