Interconnection

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Interconnection

in⋅ter⋅con⋅nect–verb (used with object) 1.to establish communication between; put in communication with one another.

–verb (used without object)

2.to be or become connected or interrelated; to have or establish successful communication; make contact

“The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was… The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man’s business to divide it…” –Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE

There is danger when we start to draw lines and boundaries. This is true whether outside ourselves or inside ourselves. The danger is losing sight of the interconnectedness. When we lose sight of interconnectedness, separation, possessiveness (this is mine, I can do what I want) and infighting results. Even at an individual level, if we don’t believe we are connected to all things we get self-centered and have self-seeking motives. We must think in harmony, balance and integrity. We must see our relationship to the great whole and conduct ourselves accordingly. Source :www.whitebison.org

Meditation XVII: No man is an Island..

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee. ~ John Donne
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“Every time you opt in to kindness
Make one connection, used to divide us
It echoes all over the world”
~ Dar Williams  (Echoes)

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“God has arranged everything in the universe in consideration of everything else… Everything that is in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.” — Hildegard of Bingen

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