I received a question from Dick Kazan regarding yesterday's article, and he suggested that I share my answer with readers of Seasons of the Soul after he read my response.
Q. You're last three pieces, one leading into the next, have been very compelling and each Tuesday when I visit your site, i look forward to see where you'll take us next. From this week's piece, how do you see mankind resolving its issues? What do you think will bring us together?
A. I think that what will help us is to identify that there is a much larger play unfolding, and that the opportunity is to see our lives as opportunities to overcome the illusion of separation and recognize that we and all of life are ONE and intricately linked in the dance of life and death. However, nothing really dies. The energy merely shifts. Leaves decay and become the mulch for new soil...new life. We do the same, and in the realm of consciousness, as we grow and overcome our sense of devouring life, we become as the butterfly is to the caterpillar who ate everything in site. We become the carriers of a gentler way...and more conscious understanding of the possibilities in life that transcend dominion and gathering stuff to make ourselves feel important. We recognize the value of service to others - to Love as the answer rather than continuous judgment and enmity. We look for our connecting strands rather than our differences, and we make of life a grand adventure rather than an endurance test or battle of might as right.
So....finding the larger overview that isn't caught in the crisis of the moment....raising our consciousness to recognize that ALL of life is equal and important, and doing what each of us can to make a difference in large and/or small ways. You certainly are!!!
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