Monday, March 25, 2013

We're the Waves

During my reading this week, I was reminded of a visual that was given to me many years ago.  It helped me so much then that I wanted to share it with you now.

The concepts of "We are all one" and "We are all connected" were hard for me to grasp.  What we see and how we're taught is that we're separate individuals that are responsible for our own thoughts, words and actions.  I felt, and still do feel, individual... unique.  So if I'm a unique individual, how can I be connected to everything and everyone else?  How can we all be ONE?  I just didn't get it.

Yet we're taught, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you."  "What goes around, comes around."  Karma.  If we're all connected, what you do to someone or something else you're actually doing to yourself.  If we're all connected, those sayings really make sense. Could it be that we ARE somehow all connected?  How can that be?

Then someone gave me a visual that I'd like to share with you now.  Picture the ocean.  It's a massive body of water.  It's ONE thing... an ocean.  Yet there are often many waves on that ocean.  The waves are individual, separate, and unique entities that are still always connected to and part of the ocean.

We're the waves.

Love,  Paula

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