It's getting late in the day; I'll keep this short.
We need each other. Even introverts, maybe especially introverts because they have less practice at connecting because it can have an energy cost. But keeping connected provides resources from listening ears to opportunities to engage with aspects of self we only bump into by having them reflected or supported by others. Having community increases the possibilities of novel enriching experiences, and the chances that Big Important Things can get done, such as addressing civic concerns.
I'll add later. Go connect. From smiling at strangers to meeting up with friends, there's a million ways to create community.
Welcome to the middle path
- Jana Svoboda, LCSW
- Sporadic photos and notes from a Psyche-midwife, cheerleader, anthropologist--aka clinical social worker in therapy practice. Photos are usually mine except for those of historical events/famous people. Music relevant to the daily topic is often included in a web video embedded below the blog. Click on highlighted links in the copy to get to source or supplemental material. For contact information, see my website @ janasvoboda.com or click on the button to the right below. Join in the conversation.