Today is all about being interconnected with everything and everyone else.
I remember in my Junior High science class the feeling I got when I realized just how interconnected everything is in Nature.
Its “starts” with sunlight (because you gotta start somewhere). Sunlight, beaming down on plants, lets them grow. Rain does, too. The plants feed animals, some of whom get eaten by other animals. The wastes from these animals get used by the plants to grow more plants, which feed more animals, and so on. (Please excuse the simplification here!)
The point, though, is that without the plants, the animals can’t survive. Without the animals, the plants would take over, then die. It’s all dependent on every part of the system. Without rain, or sunlight, or plants, or animals, the system collapses.
How we perceive the things and people around us, has an effect on both them and us.
If I believe that the young lady who works next to me is a thoughtless, inept, unintelligent person, my reactions to her are colored by that belief. And she in turn, will “feel” that vibe, and react to me in ways that are consistent with that notion.
So my thoughts have an effect on the things and people around me. I’m an inextricable part of the system.
Today’s practice thought is this:
“I am not alone in experiencing the effects of how I see ________.”
Three or four times today, look around and pick some random object.
Say to yourself “I am not alone experiencing the effects of how I see my computer”.
“I am not alone in experiencing the effects of how I see that Valentine’s day bouquet.”
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