I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of people in the world.. and I am not referring to the glass half- full or half- empty folks!
Instead there are the people who believe in connections and patterns to life and the people who believe we live in a world where random acts befall us and our destinies are determined by some kind of cosmic luck. ..or lack thereof.
These two polarized philosophies of life are as opposite as our country and world today.
We have to remind ourselves daily that the human race is more similar down deep than different. No matter where we live, our culture, religion or race …we all long for peace, security, well- being, and hope for a better tomorrow for our children.
Recently an internet summit called ” Mindful Relationships” took place. A favorite blogger of mine, Kate Wolfe Jenson, shared some of her thoughts on it.
“The universe IS connection. Everything is connecting to everything everywhere all the time.
Since we are threads in the tapestry of the universe we also are connecting. Connecting is our nature. It makes us feel fully alive, joyful, and there is sense of wonder.
You cannot NOT connect because that’s what reality is. But you can lose awareness if there is negativity in the interactive space between you and another human being.
If you can talk without judgment and listen without criticizing then you can connect through your differences.
…When you do that then you enter the flow of being and that’s where joy is. That is where you feel fully alive.”
So until tomorrow let us all strive for a new goal- to learn to talk without judgment and listen without criticism.
*Guess what? My computer guru, Izzy, a former eighth grade student of mine, was able to get by yesterday afternoon! He worked hard cleaning out the “gremlins” and extra “stuff” I no longer needed. Together we simplified everything I had acquired on my computer over almost a decade. It was a l-o-n-g afternoon but so gratifying.
I told him that we had a “God Wink” going on with the process of finding the connections where the computer was overloaded and the connections that needed erasing…because my upcoming blog was on just that topic… universal connections.
Izzy said he saw that every day in his work…discovering new ways of doing things and making the right connections technologically…had helped him see connections and patterns in his personal life too.
Wow! Izzy was supposed to show up yesterday and be right where he was…with each of us helping the other in different ways.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
( Jackson is standing to the right of me)
If anyone needs a good computer man (who won’t leave until he has any/all problems solved) do call Izzy…his company is Izzy’s Mobile Computer Service. You can call 843-597-5377 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wasn’t the rain yesterday wonderful? It was the first day I didn’t have to water in what it seems like…forever. Thank you Father for this much needed rain. You brought a smile to every lowcountry gardener.