Thursday, 14 June 2007

Connections

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Yesterday I read a book quote at Amel's:


There were some sentences that stood out like an elephant in front of my eyes: No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone. There are no random acts. We are all connected.

It gave me a jolt because elephants have often been "messengers" for me, one way or the other. The first time I ever journeyed/travelled in meditation I saw an elephant. I asked him if he was African or Indian and he replied "All elephants are family. We are one."

All of my life's journeys and adventures have kept coming back to these sentences - We are all connected. We are one. Nothing is random or coincidence.

Yesterday I read five people on different blogs saying how surprised they were to see something they had written. Thought or done that day on someone else's blog as well.

No random events? No coincidences?

I have belonged to several internet forums, ranging from sceptic to spiritual. Although very different in their choice of topics, all of them were specifically designed for teaching and learning. With blogging I had thought I was breaking away from the whole learning/teaching experience, but I've come to realise that even here learning still happens. It comes from the same source too - sharing. Sharing our knowledge, our experiences and ourselves.

Most people I have met online are here to learn more about themselves. Some don't realise it, but many are consciously aware of the fact that they are writing out their thoughts in order to understand themselves better. To learn what lies within by looking at themselves from without.

I've learnt that everyone I have met online has served to be my teacher, one way or another. Every internet encounter I have had has shown me things I needed to learn about myself. I suppose that is why I do believe in a higher power, since I have always received exactly what I needed to learn and grow at exactly the right stage along my life's journey. I love that! I also love reading other people's words and seeing how other people are dealing with their own life journeys and challenges. That's why the list of blogs I read is so varied - because every life journey is interesting and worth reading. Like Amel's book says:


No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone. There are no random acts. We are all connected.
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4 comments:

  1. I feel the same way, too, about the internet/blog world. :-))) And as another Michelle once told me, "When the student's ready, the teacher will appear."

    This post of yours makes me smile, M. It IS important to learn about what's inside by taking some distance away from our core. :-)))

    It's REALLY nice to see sometimes that we're not the only person who have a specific belief/thought/idea/opinion/experience. That someone out there understands. It's REALLY nice to know that we can "communicate" through blogs.

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  2. I really believe that once we believe we want to something the entire universe helps us towards that goal we meet people who are in the field we come across books or someone says something that leads us to a particular path.
    So although life might seem random there is often a hidden pattern that we can see only after much practice and meditation....
    Just wanted to say hi I'm back home....

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  3. I mentioned coincidences today as a reply to mother hen's comment on one of my blog's posts. It had the same attributes as your post here. However, I must confess that I, too, do not believe in coincidences really.

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  4. Thank you Amel, Random and Jeff for your replies.

    Random - an extra ((HUG)). I think you need it.

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