Intertwined Fates  

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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.

Source: http://www.dailyom.com

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7 comments

"Staying conscious of your connection to all things [....] 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."

This paragraph really resonated with me. May I put it in my Book of Shadows?

November 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Hi Elienne!
Of course you can use it! I have taken it from http://www.dailyom.com

November 23, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Wow. That is so true. I love the idea of purchasing a wooden stool. You've put it all so clear and simply. I love that. Thanks for sharing.

November 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Wonderful blog!

November 24, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Hi Preston!
Thanks, I thought the whole piece was very true and it really hit home for me =)

November 25, 2008 at 7:01 AM

Thanks very much!

November 25, 2008 at 7:01 AM

I have to admit I never thought about connecting things backward like that. Thanks for sharing the thought.

November 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM

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