When we connect with another emotionally, spiritually and physically (physically can be as simple, yet as profound as holding one’s hand), it deepens our relationship. It awakens our empathic system. It promotes the release of oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone,” which is known to have a positive impact on mood and emotions.
Connection allows us to feel safe, to manage stress and fear, to feel comforted, to feel loved. As we connect to another, we have the opportunity to increase our listening skills, without judgement. We become more intentional in our exchanges. It draws us closer to another’s body, mind and spirit. In providing this space for another, we too reap these same benefits of connection.
We all need loving connection. We all need to feel comforted. We all need to be heard…validated.
It is the human condition.”