Monday, December 14, 2020

December 14--Understanding

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.  --Paulo Coelho

    Hmmmm.... First of all, I'm going to give "wise women" a chance here, too. It does take wisdom to appreciate the simple, yet extraordinary, things in life. An excellent example of this is care for our planet. It is extraordinary in its richness, diversity and ability to support its inhabitants. The indigenous people of the Earth have for centuries known and lived the wisdom of caring for our mother. "Modern" society has exploited the resources and abused the planet out of greed and ignorance. There's no wisdom there, and certainly no understanding of the extraordinary home our planet is. 
    Let's consider oneness. Everything is interconnected. Everything is created out of the same divine energy. It is one simple thing that makes up the entire manifest Universe. You, me, everyone, interconnected, ultimately dependent on each other for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even though I feel like I have a tiny bit of wisdom, oneness is a big one for me to understand. Wise ones like Jesus, Buddha, Mother Teresa, Rumi, the saints--they got it. I'm still learning. 
    Appreciating simplicity,

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