You’re in. You’ve got your people. Someone has your back. You have someone else’s back. That’s what belonging is—a sense of certainty like no other. You matter in the context of others, those who accept you for who you are because you are like them or complement them on some cosmic level.
Belonging is not only about taking. When your clan gives you the strength to try new things, be imperfect, take risks and not be safe on all fronts, you have to wonder what you give in return. You could firmly hold someone’s hand as they dangle down from the cliff and reach out to grab that beautiful rock-bound flower – above an abyss.
This is a fragment from the Land of Dochia Monthly Focus series, first published in Land of Dochia, Issue #1 (monthly digital periodical)