Unity

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We breathe in oxygen given to us by the trees, drink water from the lakes and springs, take in materials from plants that grow in the earth, their leaves gathering energy from our local star, the sun.  Every moment of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not, we live in unity and interdependence with the creative wisdom of the natural world.  –  Christopher Chase

 

 

Do not try to make the road shorter, but travel it in such a way that every action leaves the land more fertile and the landscape more beautiful.

Do not try to be the Master of Time. If you pick the fruit you planted too early, it will be green and give pleasure to no one.

If, out of fear or insecurity, you decide to put off the moment of making the Offering, the fruit will have rotted.

Therefore, respect the time between sowing and harvesting.

And then await the miracle of the transformation.
Until the wheat is in the oven, it cannot be called bread.
Until the words are spoken, they cannot be called a poem.
Until the threads are woven together by the hands of the person working them, they cannot be called cloth.

When the moment comes to show others your Offering, they will be amazed and will say to each other: ‘There is a successful man, because everyone wants the fruits of his labours.’

No one will ask what it cost to produce those fruits, because anyone who does his work with love fills his creation with such intensity that it cannot be perceived by the eyes.

Taken from “The Manuscript found in Accra”  Paul Coelho

Let us all live in such a way that every action we take, leaves this world more fertile and the landscape more beautiful.

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35 thoughts on “Unity

  1. As we all seek to live a life that matters this phase provides great comfort. “Let us all live in such a way that every action we take, leaves this world more fertile and the landscape more beautiful.”

  2. Profound and beautiful reminders of our interdependence with our environment and all our relations, Karen, and a powerful photo that illustrates the importance of passing on this knowledge and sacred responsibility to the next generation. 🙂

  3. “Until the threads are woven together by the hands of the person working them, they cannot be called cloth.” You have brought us a beautiful tapestry where all threads are connected and all threads matter.

  4. “the time between sowing and harvesting”
    You’ve just given me a name for what I’ve been calling a fallow period. But perhaps it is instead just awaiting the harvest. Thank you:).

  5. Waiting for the harvest seems to allow us a reason to be patient. Often we think it should be happening now, but how can fruit ripen quickly? We all want that, but it never happens that way! Thanks Kristine 💚

  6. I love this post and I love all the comments. As I see many of you all over blogville, it is a unity within the Unity.
    Thank you Karen for such beautiful words, picture choice and quotes. And for your dear Heart. ❤

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