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I am featuring the response of Random Moments of Epiphany (http://blacksun321.wordpress.com) to our post “WHEN…”
I would have loved to dedicate today’s post to this amazing soul I consider a privilege that our paths crossed, albeit through the virtual world, but, this will only inadvertently divert attention from the comment and its lofty message!
Today is for the message “Be The Butterfly”!
The Butterfly Effect! The palpable feeling that engulfs you when you see the smile, the relief on the face of someone in dire need you have just extended help to! It moves from the pit of your stomach and spreads sheens of light and resonating tones throughout your entire being, thus, adding ‘wings’ to your feelings and gait! The compensatory effect of gratitude on the hearts of those who offer help out of sincere free volition!
Now let us hear from the ‘eclectic spiritualist’ (A coinage by blacksun321 I admire) and please bear in mind that it is a blog comment and more of a conversation and informal discussion than a rehearsed presentation:
“Exactly. There are so many who contemplate the Universal Truth that “We’re All One” and “Everything’s Connected” in late night stoned philosophy sessions. But how many have the courage to follow that train of thought to its ultimate logical conclusion, with a sober and unclouded mind, examining all the angles? If “We’re All One”, then there is no competition, because there is no one to win ‘against’. If “We’re All One”, then there is no succeeding ‘at the expense’ of another (one of the fundamental principals of capitalism), because we are only taking away from another part of ourselves. And if “Everything’s Connected”, then by improving the quality of our own lives, we improve the quality of every life that we touch, which is ultimately, every life. And by improving the quality of others’ lives, we improve the quality of our own (tell me you don’t get that warm fuzzy feeling inside when you hand a homeless person a five dollar bill, or better yet, a twenty). The Butterfly Effect. “Be The Butterfly”. And if we can get enough Butterflies flapping our wings, we can bring a glorious Transformation to this poor suffering world.”