Interconnectedness

“Success is intoxicating, yet to sustain it requires sobriety.  We can’t keep learning if we think we already know everything.  We cannot buy into myths we make ourselves, or the noise and chatter of the outside world.  We must understand that we are a small part of an interconnected universe.  On top of all this, we have to build an organization and a system around what we do – one that is about the work and not about us.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” ~ Dalai Lama

“A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘the universe,’ a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection of a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein, via Solitude

The Perpetuating Effect Of Our Actions. All Of Our Actions. Big and Small. And Why You Should Act Wisely.

The ripples of every action

“Everything you do has an impact. Who you are – that you are – actually matters. In an interconnected world (the only kind we have), our actions and the actions of others are inextricably linked- we are always and forever in a dance of mutual influence with those with whom we directly and indirectly participate.  It is the unavoidable reality of being social creatures, only magnified by an ever-increasingly complex and interwoven societal structure.  We matter to each other.” ~ Paul Greiner

Drop a stone in water and watch the ripples flow gracefully and powerfully from the center.  

The actions we take on a daily basis aren’t much different from that stone.

We already are making a difference in the world – we just might not realize it yet.

Every action has its ripples.

I was browsing through my Facebook newsfeed as I occasionally do, and I stumbled upon a post on mindset.

The opening line was ever so seductively, “Let’s talk about mindset for a minute:” …And I didn’t stand a chance – I got sucked right in.

What you are about to read is that post.

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“Every being on this Earth, every object on this Earth has a soul.  All souls flow into one, this is the Soul of the Universe.  You see, when you nourish your own mind and your own spirit, you are really feeding the Soul of the Universe.  When you improve yourself, you are improving the lives of all those around you.  And when you have the courage to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, you begin to draw upon the power of the universe.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“The majesty of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas made his heart beat faster and, for one long moment, took his breath away.  He felt a oneness with his surroundings, a kind of kinship that two old friends might enjoy after many years spent listening to each other’s innermost thoughts and laughing at each other’s jokes.  The fresh mountain air cleared his mind and energized his spirit.  Having travelled the world many times over, [he] had thought he had seen it all.  But he had never seen beauty like this.  The wonders of which he drank at that magical time were an exquisite tribute to the symphony of nature.  At once he felt joyous, exhilarated and carefree.  It was here, high above the humanity below, that [he] slowly ventured out of the cocoon of the ordinary and began to explore the realm of the extraordinary.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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If we had to sum this design up into one quote: “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.  Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.” ~ Brené Brown

Resources that inspired this design:  40+ Quotes on Interconnectedness  ///  Top 10 Giving Back Quotes

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