We are presented with the opportunity of choice countless times a day. It’s a matter of perspective that can help us to deeply appreciate life's beauty and connectedness while making choices to do good, right here, right now.
Evidence of the Oneness of all things abound,
urging us to stop and notice.
Spirals everywhere! From the shape of gigantic galaxies with numbers of
stars, distances, and sizes too vast for the common mind to grasp.
Down to pine cones and sea shells. All the way down to the double helix
shape of our very own DNA, this time, so minuscule it is beyond
comprehension for most of us.
The ancient Greeks called the principle behind all of this the Golden Ratio
or, as someone did, the Divine Ratio. One more time, from massive galaxies to microscopic DNA, connections seen
in the shape
of the spiral.
A nature loving musician discovered that the whale, wolf, and eagle
all sing in the same key. Imagine! The voices of the sea, land, and air
all singing in harmony. The chemical that gives raspberries their taste
has been found in outer space for goodness sake!
Same color of blood, two eyes and ears, one nose and mouth,
countless species. Expressions of joy, sadness, anger, and pain
look, sound, and feel the same all over the world.
For all of the noise about skin color, everyone on earth carries
the exact same chemical in their bodies, that in various concentrations,
produces the beautiful palette of Humanity. We all share the same building
blocks of life, breathe the same air, and depend on the same sky for our light,
warmth, and water.
An Omnipresent Bond permeates all reality
with an everlasting strength that can never be broken,
only ignored. The manufactured divisions and labels we cling to
pale in comparison to the fantastic Unity that pervades our existence.
Opening up to this magnificent Perfection is as straightforward as
looking mindfully into the palm of your hand, before your offer
of a handshake, as you look directly into the eyes of someone carrying
the building blocks of All-Life,
as do you.
The same building blocks carried by the lumbering turtle, a bounding puppy,
the chicken on your plate, and every fruit, vegetable, flower, tree, and tiny leaf
of moss in and around streams, lakes, and rivers, all flowing into the bountiful
ocean, engulfing the entire world.
Seeing things as they are, can be as simple as looking up at the star-filled glittering nightscape to just ponder for a moment or three: How did the chemical that gives raspberries their taste end up both here
One World, One People
One Universe, One Creation
The Creation of All.
When a man sees All in all, then a man stands beyond mere understanding.
Saxophonist Paul Winter, while playing live with and to recordings of whales, wolves, and eagles discovered that they all “sing” in the key of D flat. The discovery of ethyl formate in the center of our Milky Way was announced in 2009. It has the odor of rum and helps give raspberries their flavor. Melanin is the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color .
Meister Eckhart, 1260 to 1328 was a German theologian, philosopher, and mystic. Quote taken from chapter IV of The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley, 1945, Harper and Brothers.