You Matter: How Connection Fulfills Our Soul’s Biggest Yearning by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

6 years ago

You Matter: How Connection Fulfills Our Soul’s Biggest Yearning

Our biggest yearning in life is not fame, riches or a lavish lifestyle. It is far simpler. We yearn to know we matter.

Our biggest fear is not failure, it is the fear that we make no difference for being here on this planet circling the sun – that no one cares we exist.

For the record? You matter. Vitally. Importantly. Absolutely. This whole thing works because you, yes you, are here.

But, in order to truly understand that, feel that, we must have connection. We must connect with our fellow humans in order to feel the truth of life. When we look another human being in the eye and smile, even in that tiny, brief connection, we’re really saying, “I see you. You exist. You matter to me.”

Whether it’s in person, online, text or phone, the connections we make in this life are the cravings of our soul – and absolutely necessary. Without them? We forget who we are.

Don’t underestimate how much you matter to others in this life. More importantly, don’t underestimate the value of letting someone else know how much they matter. Making another soul feel seen is no small act – it is everything.

Donna John
Absolutely love this, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt . So beautifully written.
Mike Prochaska
Without failure you won’t learn how to get back up... and we all need to get back uo
Elisa Schmitz
This is so beautiful, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt . Many thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration. You are spot on! #youmattertome
Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
Thank you, Elisa! It was one of those ‘woke up in the middle of the night and was inspired to write’ tip. A 3:30am post! So glad you enjoyed it. ❤️
Mike Prochaska
Best Time to write
Stephanie Cannoe
Not coincidentally I was just thinking about this truth in relationship to the answer to the question we posed, What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail? And I saw this truth, a connection not just to each other, but also to all living things. The earth, animals, each other. And a need that goes beyond or is driving that - to know who we are. Your words resonate.
Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
Thank you, Stephanie. You are so right. We are all interconnected. There truly is no separation, only perceived separation in this world. ❤️
Mike Prochaska
Of course we matter go hug your kids every time they look at u they remind us why we here lol..
Sheri B Doyle
Thank you so much for this! It is beautiful and important and so needed today!

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