We all get caught in life sometimes where shame is evidently splattered all over our faces. it is not a good look. You may have over shared, done something stupid, expected someone else to understand something in your life and expressed it the wrong way, hoping that they would know what you were talking about and just help you get thru it, maybe then the shame will cover your face and force you to accept the reality and make a change. You can gain valuable lessons from your mistakes. They may lead you down a bumpy, rocky road and it may feel like your bouncing all over the place like on a dirt path in a monster truck but maybe the ride will lead you to the door of yourself and then you can open the door, wipe off the shame, and grab the tools to help you start from the beginning again.
Connection and communication are two huge factors in life. I do not believe one can achieve happiness with out these two things. With out an initial connection there is nothing that gives you the driving force to proceed and with out communicating the connection Inevitably dies.
Connection is something that is found within another person, place or thing. It is something that grabs hold of you and draws you to it. A factor that makes you want to embrace it in the first place. Once you get involved in the connection you have to take time and embrace it. You have to be motivated to put in the work and help nourish the connection that you have developed.
You can not see a beautiful flower and decide that you want it and just bring it home and set it on the counter. You can not just hope the flower will take care of itself, it can not. It needs to be loved by the sun to give it energy, nourished by water and have a strong and steady base to dig in it's roots. Only then will it have the strength to bloom.