Welcome to our first blog. All undertakings both big and small start, with hope. So it is, with hope that we at Serenity, hope this blog helps you, our readers, to live peaceful and happy lives. At Serenity we want you to develop the skills necessary to develop strong connections to others, be it at home, or work or at the beach. Connecting with others is what truly makes us happy and gives us some measure of immortality in this life.
If you doubt these words, think for yourself. Do you feel happy when a loved one smiles at you or holds your hand? That's a connection. Do you take some measure of joy and satisfaction when someone agrees with you or can see your point of view? Connection. Do you laugh and cry with others during sad or happy times? Yup, that's a connection too. Do you hope that by being who you are others will learn from you in both your successes and your failures? Even this is a desire for a connection. In moments of connection we create memories and legacies of who we are with those around us. When there is an interaction taking place between you and someone or something else, a connection is being established or broken based on what you say or how you behave.
To be connected in mind, body, and spirit within ourselves and with others is what we as human beings want. When we connect to others we find meaning in our lives and a true and lasting happiness.
How good this connection is depends in many factors. At Serenity we hope to help you discover those factors and develop needed skill sets that will add to your connectedness and happiness in life.
As we Started with hope we end this first posting with hope as well. We hope our words on this blog site connect with you and help you develop peace in your life so that you are more ready and able to connect and stay connected to those around you.
David Linares, LMHC