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LIVING WITH PURPOSE: THE CURE IS A CONNECTION TO ALL THINGS
By Melanie Votaw
A movie called I Heart Huckabees recently came out on DVD. It's quite a zany ride, but it deals with the concept of all things being connected to one another. This is a basic metaphysical concept that is a part of many of the world's religions.
It seems to me that we would not be able to feel empathy for other people, for animals, or for the planet if everything were not very literally connected. If you've ever experienced telepathic communications (e.g., knowing what someone was thinking before they told you), then you know our connection to one another is very real.
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.
~ Albert Einstein, 1954
Scientists from a myriad of disciplines are beginning to prove these inexplicable connections between atoms through quantum physics and other experiments. Another recent related film to check out is What the Bleep Do We Know?
It seems to me that most of the ills in our world are caused by NOT embracing this connection. You cannot destroy something if you feel it's a part of you. That would be destroying your self. You cannot take an "us and them" attitude because you know you're looking in a mirror.
The most important thing we can pass along to others just may be this experience of connection with all that is. We might still experience conflict, but war would be impossible, genocide would be impossible, betrayal would be impossible, greed would be impossible. Trust and generosity would be the norm.
Even if it sounds like a pipe dream, the time to start is now. Visit this Intention Wall now and set your intention to live and deliver the message of connection.
Melanie Votaw is the creator and instructor for the course Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live. Learn more about Melanie and her course now.
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