“You have nothing in common with me”,
I hear you say.
But hold on a moment.
Here’s a thought.
In a few, short years,
We will both die, our bodies decay
and mingle with the earth
from whence they emerged.
The Liturgy of Ash Wednesday reminds us,
“Memento homo quia pulvis es
et in pulverem reverteris!”
Remember you are dust – stardust in fact –
and unto stardust you shall return.
There to host the myriad creatures
who work the soil,
grow our food,
colour our landscapes,
endow them with beauty,
fill us with awe,
engage, inspire and enthral!
But now, I’m getting carried away.
This is something we have in common,
a privileged link: www.interconnect.org.
that we can freely access…..
and isn’t it wonderful?
So don’t ever say
we have nothing in common.
Why then, do we spend a lifetime
denying our mutual bonds,
Perpetuating an adolescent yearning for independence
but never grasping adulthood’s secret:
the mystery and marvel
that is INTERDEPENDENCE?
“Awake”, Kabir cries out!
“Get up”, commands Jesus!
“Remember who you are”,
pleads Meister Eckhart!
Friends, heed the wisdom of our sages.
For a paradise on Earth awaits us
and is there for the embracing.