Ray’s Ramblings 08-06-2022

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Life with all its wonders and all its pitfalls is full of experiences for all to embrace, like pedals of a flower on the water we float down the stream of life passing by other pedals, and sometimes we even flow side by side. When we are fortunate enough to share the journey down the stream with others, we gain so many experiences and even if it is for a brief moment we get to feel the connection between us all.

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We walk the path of life feeling as if we are singular, separate from all others walking the same path, but in reality, we are all one, parts of the whole experience called life. We all are connected to one another in one fashion or another, our every thought, feeling, and action ripples outward and affects the whole experience of life. Every life is like an ember unto a fire, each ember adds its heat and uniqueness to the flames, and each ember is equally important to the fire as a whole. No Ember is greater or lesser, they all play a part in keeping the fire going.

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So many go through life feeling alone and singular when in fact they are not alone and a part of the great mystery of life. If more people could realize the connection between all living things is real and exists, there would probably be far less loneliness and possibly a whole lot less anger and fear in this world. Forgiveness would come easier and compassion would be more abundant if people realized that everyone is part of the same big family and experience called life.

Is it not interesting how so many religions, philosophies, and ancient texts point to the ideals of compassion, selflessness, and forgiveness, and yet we seem to ignore those things and embrace things such as war, anger, and separatism or elitism? It seems so much easier for one to fear, hate or judge others with no compassion than it is to love, forgive and embrace each other as family. Things such as greed, lust, hate, and fear seem to rule humanity more than one would like to admit, but then in times of disasters and turmoil the good in people can pour out and people can do amazing things in the name of love and compassion. So there is still some hope for us humans still in these trying times.

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Conquer fear, push aside hate and the rest of the negative emotions we have as humans, and reach out to one another. Reassure your brother and sisters they are not alone on this path of life and help one another along. This is how it is supposed to be, we are meant to be each other’s helpers and companions in life. Agree to disagree when you can not find a compromise and always put the well-being of not only yourself but of all life as your highest priority.

Life is not always easy, But this is why we have one another, we need each one of us to get through this life. Together as a whole, there is very little we can overcome or accomplish as a species. So open your minds, and hearts then hold out your hand when others are in need so that when you are in need someone will do the same.

Blessings to all

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