Sunday, July 4, 2010
daily life on a journey
Dr. Timothy Johnson wrote, "if our daily life is only a small part of the journey, then shouldn't we be focusing on a much bigger picture than just our daily existence?" Add Schweitzer's words, "Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world independent of all knowledge of the universe."
Daily living is the small step we take on a planet around a star in a galaxy. We are separated yet connected to a mystery, we journey together. My focus can be so small and centered on me. Yet when I allow myself to be open, that focus transforms into a joyful awareness ...we are all connected. Be it DNA or matter or some physics theory unknown as yet, the proven, unproven and the spiritual do a dance ...
we are all connected, plants, animals, dirt, stars, black holes.
I love the words, "be mindful". And it applies here; everything you do changes something else, somewhere else.