Monday, July 20, 2020

wisdom of interconnectedness

A huge heart deeply feels interconnection with every other person, animal, and environment on the planet. When you understand that everything is interconnected and you cannot produce happiness just for yourself alone, you begin to understand the words of a Zen master when he said, "enlightenment is intimacy with all things".

The pure intentions that stem from wisdom boil down to thinking of others as much as you think of yourself.  As the Dalai Lama often says: "My religion is kindness."  That’s not some cliché, it’s his deeply held conviction that the essence of everything he represents is kindness towards others, based on the wisdom of inter-connection. 

distilled from an article by Chad Foreman

photo: bruce behnke 2020