Sitting here pondering the interconnectedness of all things in the universe.
It’s kind of mind-boggling to think that all is one and one is all is one and one is all is one… you get the drift.
I find it easy to connect with nature because it has “weight.” You step outside and you can literally feel the warmth of the sun heating up your body, the coldness of a winters’ snow turning you into an icicle, the coolness appreciated as the wind blows your direction on a warm summer evening, the floral scent as you walk by a rose bush. You can disconnect from the connection by going inside and separating yourself from the unification of yourself and nature. But proof shows the benefits to your well-being, physically and emotionally, of being in the sun for at least a few minutes a day, of “grounding” yourself to the earth by walking barefoot in the yard. There is a give and take between humanity and nature. Yet, we so often cut off from this natural wellspring of revitalization.
I find it easy to feel the connection with the universe, but often forget the oneness I have with each and every human being that crosses my path. I think the song “imagine” speaks beautifully to the unity that would be possible if we lived our highest selves. Believing that what we do to another, we do to ourselves.
So, the person who does me wrong, I’m just supposed to let it slide? How you handle a situation is for you to decide. There will always be consequences for the choices we make. And our choices will always impact others (all part of the interconnectedness). But maybe if we forgave more than we sought “justice” (the latter being a very relative term), we would be one step closer to unity within our relationships, families, communities, nations and world. A unity that could have far reaching impact for generations to come.
A wise man once said “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for these brothers of mine, you did for me.” He also gets a lot of credit for “love your neighbor as if he were you.” Hmmm, ’cause maybe he is… (dum, dum, dum… deep philosophical thought for the day).
Yeah, I think it would benefit me well to live more aware of the interconnectedness of ALL things in the universe considering all is one and one is all is one and one is all is one and one is all is one…
I love Jordis Unga’s version of “Imagine”…
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