- The Facts:Our modern reality has many people feeling disconnected from many aspects of life. This often leaves some of us with the feeling of being a bit ‘lost.’
- Reflect On:How connected are you to yourself, nature, your work and others?
In conversations I’ve had and in comments I have seen around social media, I am consistently observing that people claim they are feeling out of touch with themselves, others, society, their world… almost everything. Loneliness is on the rise. People feeling unhappy in their careers is on the rise. People avoid social settings and having fear of judgment from others seems on the rise as well. But why?
There are a number of clinical observations that have been made. Anything suggesting that social media is to blame or that we spend too much time on our phones or watching TV or having unrealistic ideas of who we should be. All of these likely have truth to them, but to me it goes even deeper, it goes straight to connection.
I came across some ideas set forth by Karl Marx regarding alienation. Of course, many in modern times will view Marx as a dangerous socialist and throw out all of his ideas, but perhaps this is just another reflection of how disconnected we truly are from others. What you think of Marx aside, wat he puts forth in his theory about societal alienation is quite accurate in my view.
Marx feels that people have become alienated from 4 key things:
- Our Work
To me, these ideas resonated with what I often share with people through my 5 Days of You Challenge, which is all about getting people back in contact with themselves – deeply.
So I decided to do an episode of The Collective Evolution Show to explore this more deeply and truly get across something I feel we have to begin talking about when we view fixing up or changing our world.
In this episode I analyze:
– How our world and current consciousness creates disconnection
– Four key areas of reflection when it comes to feeling lost
– Is feeling lost really about being disconnected?
– How we can reconnect with ourselves to find our path
You can listen to the podcast episode here.
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