Ego versus God
Being connected with the world, the earth, God - is as simple as recognising your ego at work. Next time you're in a hurry to get to that appointment, that really important meeting, that something which is so occupying your mind (and let's face it, it's still in the future, it's not NOW so not real) - and you pass someone by who needs some assistance - they may have dropped their keys or are struggling with some bags or are begging for money or are having trouble crossing the street, and you say to yourself "I'd love to help but I haven't got the time" - that's EGO. God is when despite your imagined future and the deadlines you think you have, you stop and help that person. It's that simple. God versus ego - the choice is easy.