Sunday, December 18, 2005

Intertwined Fates

From today's Daily OM
"There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action - the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world - can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as well as the world at large. The earth and everything on it is bound by an invisible connection between people, animals, plants, the air, the water, and the soil. Insignificant actions on your part, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on people and the environment that seem entirely separate from your personal realm of existence. Staying conscious of the interconnection between all things can help you think of your choices and your life in terms of the broader effect you may be creating.
Think of buying a wooden stool. The wood was once part of a tree which is part of a forest. A person was paid to fell the tree, another to cut the wood, and yet another to build the stool. Their income may have had a positive effect on their families, just as the loss of the tree may have had a negative impact on the forest or the animals that made that tree their home. An encouraging word to a young child about their special talent can influence this person to develop their gift so that one day their inventions can change the lives of millions. A poem written "merely" to express oneself can make a stranger reading it online from thousands of miles away feel less alone because there is someone else out there who feels exactly the way they do.
Staying conscious of your connection to all things can help you think of your choices in terms of their impact. We are powerful enough that what we do and say can reverberate through the lives of people we may never meet. Understanding that you are intimately connected with all things and understanding your power to affect our world can be the first step on the road to living more consciously."

I have thinking a lot of all the wonderful people whose paths have intertwined and crossed mine this year. Do we fully realize the impact we have on each other?
Do we in our own self denial, realize that we are all Angel's in each others lives? Think about the fondness we feel for each other as bloggers. Strangers (in the beginning) who we have never met and may never...yet bonds are created, love, respect and concern grows for each other. The Universe creates an impeccable system of support, and brings together those that were bound and destined in some way, to meet and touch each other's souls.
I am very grateful for all of you. We all keep each other feeling, moving and Shining...


Babs said...

Awesome and so true! I don't think I can add anything to that because it says it all!!

apositivepessimist said...

clance i hafta say have reminded me of someone since i saw yer pic. now i know who it is a bird called wendy stapleton...was a rock chick in some band over hereabouts. anyway now i can put that *thinking, thinking* thought wave to bed.

the first part is that gnostic stuff? the tree the wood etc. i ask because i am sure i read that on a gnostic webpage last night then again i could be mixing something up. been a big day. :)

Clance' McClannahan said...

I don't think it is specifically gnostic....metaphors are metaphors no matter what religion or philosophy. I prefer to think of it as Universal Everthing to All but that's just me...I have seen the same parable in Zen works, Wiccan,etc...
Blessed Be! Tomorrow is Winter Solstice! The day of ALL NEW BEGINNIGNS!! Yeah!! My favorite HOLIDAY !! SABBAT! Out with the Dark and In with the LIGHT!!

Clance' McClannahan said...

A new word to add to TYPONEESE!!

Lisa said...

what a wonderful post. really made me think about some things.
there are no negative voices to what you wrote.

texlahoma said...

I think we are around the same age but you seem like an old soul. (That probably didn't come out right.) I guess what I mean is you seem wise and at peace. Your words tend to make me feel calm, like there's no need to worry.