#FridayReflections - Authenticity

Disconnected #FridayReflections

That’s what I feel
Some days.
That’s what I want to be
Away from the madness
Away from the stress
Steering clear of issues
Keeping away from people
Hiding out in my ivory castle.
That’s what I need to be
To keep my feelings intact
And my heart from being broken
Time and again.


But being disconnected
Is not how I’m meant to be
It’s not what I was made for.
Not what will let me be
Authentic and alive
Feeling and hurting
But most of all loving.

“Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. The power that connection holds in our lives was confirmed when the main concern about connection emerged as the fear of disconnection; the fear that something we have done or failed to do, something about who we are or where we come from, has made us unlovable and unworthy of connection.”
— Brené Brown


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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

12 Comments on “Disconnected #FridayReflections

  1. I don’t know why but this last month was horrible in this matter – I failed to stay connected with anyone or anything… the struggle is still going on but at least I have started writing and reading blogs again slowly.

  2. Recently I was overwhelmed with connections. Only way to revive myself was disconnection. Though I could afford the luxury of disconnection for only couple of hours, I learnt that it was the best thing to do. Disconnection paved the road map for handling my connections! Both thus represent two sides of a coin, a coin that is nothing but my personality.

  3. The eternal dilemma, whether to be vulnerable and open to hurt, or to develop a shell and protect oneself. The loss in the latter is too high–we miss out on the love, the goodness.

    My personal answer is: always remain vulnerable, and breathe through the hurt, observe it and let it wash over you. The love you give and receive is worth the hurt.

  4. I have this strange habit of going into hibernation mode. I stay disconnected for sometime and then get back only when I know that I am ready to be social again. My closest friends have been used to this for a while but for those who know me only recently, I come across as rude or weird. But can’t help it. I stay sane through this process.

  5. For my sanity, I go in hibernation mode for few hours everyday. Away from my phone and social media. I prefer painting or going on a walk alone. It helps me in many ways – generating new ideas to write, I get some me time to introspect or just absorb the nature. It’s rejuvenating.

  6. There are days when you feel like running away from it all and question the sanity in living in this world and it’s people. You cut off from people and go into hibernation mode. A few days later you realize that this world and these people make you you and you can’t separate yourself from them. So we can’t really stay disconnected.

  7. There are only a very few people capable of “breaking my heart” these days. The rest can disappoint, annoy, frustrate, anger, or alienate me – but my heart, for the most part, feels safe.

    That said, I think your conclusion is right. We’re meant to be interconnected, and our interconnectedness enriches us. At the same time, it’s okay to need a little detachment – a small break – and time to rest and recharge and heal.

    I’m very glad that we connected.

  8. What a beautiful thought Corinne. Sometimes disconnecting from the world to get our thoughts together is necessary, but not for long as it has its own repercussions. A fine balance is what we need.

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