“At the end of the day, we all want to be loved, heard and acknowledged”
Our world is more digitally connected than ever but it’s almost scary how easy it is for us to feel disconnected - to ourselves, to other people....to life. The feeling of disconnection isn't a foreign feeling these days and many have felt it at one point or another. So we’re connected (digitally) and also disconnected (emotionally) at the same time? If that’s the case, then the real question is What is connection? In this episode, I have an intense conversation about connection with Danny Levin - mentor, speaker and author of the book The Mosaic. What does it take to feel connected? How do we feel connected? And further yet, Why do some of us feel so disconnected? He teaches us about the 4 Practices of Connection and how to use them to start feeling connected to life.
Danny has a well-established list of experience but he’ll humbly tell you that all of that doesn’t really matter. He has lived as a monk for 10 years, run a restaurant, owned a clothing company, and was the Director of Business Development at the Hay House for over a decade amongst many other experiences. But again, it doesn’t matter. “it doesn’t matter who you were or who you will be. What truly matters is who are you now?” he lovingly teaches. For Danny, his purpose right now is to spread the word out about true connection!
At one point, I asked him what inspired him to write a whole book, The Mosaic, to teach people about connection and he laughed. “I didn’t know anything about the connection. I would’ve thought that I’d be the last person to teach about connection” he said. Although, we really end up teaching what we need to learn don’t we? That’s been Danny’s journey – he lost both of his parents as a small child and when told that his parents had gone to “heaven”, Danny endeavored to find out where “heaven” was. He was in search of connection to God/Universe/Cosmic Force (whatever you want to call it) and in turn also learned about the full breadth of connection including ourselves and other people. His book The Mosaic is about a little boy who tries to find “heaven”. It’s loosely based on his own personal story and what he’s learned throughout his journey, so in a way you can say that this book is his life’s work.
Okay, enough of my babbling! Plug in those earbuds and prepare to soak in the wisdom!