We are the All, each of us a point of light simultaneously interconnected with every other. Blogging is an act of sharing, of reaching out electronically to family, friends and every internet surfer out there who may stumble upon your stuff and recognize a little piece of themselves in what you write. In short the world wide web is just a reflection of the cosmic reality that exists but of which many simply aren’t yet aware. We are all one, we just don’t know it yet 😀
July turned out to be Poetry month here on my blog. That’s what happens when one finally starts sorting through years of accumulated files (and I literally mean boxes of ancient hand written musings on yellowed spiral notebook paper, paper napkins, take away bags…). Now my literal house cleaning has momentarily given way to virtual maintenance of my electronic spacial existence.
My first quest was to get caught up with my notifications (a futile quest, I never seem to manage to actually get caught up…) and low and behold there was one from a favourite blogger of mine: http://www.wildonewithin.wordpress.com and all my other quests were suddenly shifted to the back burner.
She had posted an animated .gif and asked her readers to share their thoughts. What follows is my rather long winded comment, inspired both by the post itself but also by several of the comments. Thank you eM for getting my brain revved up this fine Saturday morning!
Words are labels for concepts – until you experience and embody the concept any word remains just a label, a bundle of syllables. Cliches are what happen when words are used to sell things to people that have not yet experienced or embodied that concept, by people who may or may not have experienced but certainly not yet embodied the concept.
In my humble opinion the words (Oneness, Awareness, Acceptance, Thankfulness, Respect, Service, Strength, Kindness, Wisdom and Love) are all thought provoking. I have had the blessing of both experiencing and embodying those concepts within the concentric circles of the self, the other(s) and the All. It is the little cartoon “.gif dude” which promotes a stereotype: the barefoot bearded sage. Is he supposed to be Jesus? Heraclitus? Jim Morrison? Is the equation ‘beard = wisdom + barefoot = humble x masculine form = Logos = “The Word”?
How would people react to the message were it being presented using a “feminine” .gif – say Mary Magdalene, Hypatia of Alexandria or Mother Teresa? Regardless though of who or whatever does the presenting, those 10 concepts are vital to an healthy existence.
Expressing gratitude is a gracious art and a cornerstone of genuine communication. Most of us, myself included, don’t do so often enough. The immediacy and thus perceived “urgency” of modern communication technology has in many ways stripped the elegance from how people address one another – reducing holistic communication to a rapid fire exchange of information akin to Morse Code.
I for one am grateful every time a lovely post like eM’s provides a welcome respite from the perceived urgency surrounding me. That is why friends, be they virtually or literally holding your hand, are so important: we remind each other that the small things do matter and have the potential to inspire great happiness!
Victoria Andre King is a freelance writer and audiovisual professional her novel The Führer Must Die is available for pre-orders and will be released on November 8th 2016 with Yucca Publications, an imprint of Sky Horse Publishing NYC.