“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ Herman Melville
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle
“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ~ Friedrich Neitzsche
“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.” ~ Brene Brown
“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” ~ Emilio Estevez
from the Desk of MarDrag:
Well, those of you that come here often and “know” me will chuckle when they read the first few quotes above. You know that I have written a great deal about the tapestry that is our lives and how threads run through it, weaving and shaping the landscape that we call this life. It was wonderful to see these other quotes speak of it too. And so too, there is the Great Tapestry of the universe, of the world that all our individual tapestries are woven into that make up and complete the universal embroidery. That illustrates so well the topic of this post….Connection.
In order for the picture to be complete, tied, and bonded…..the threads need to connect. From the smallest of tapestries to the greatest of them all, the universal tapestry. Each of our own threads must reach out within us, to connect to the next, entwine and interlace to form our lives and our destinies. And from our own individual tapestries, threads must reach out and connect to others to form the landscape of the Great Tapestry….and each and every thread is essential in that picture, and must connect.
So, even in our loneliest moments, we are still connected in some way to something or someone else. Just by being a part of this world, this universe, we are connected. Everything that we do has impact on the whole. Every emotion we feel, someone else feels it too. Every action we take has a reaction somewhere. We are all vital to the fabric of this tapestry. We are all significant in that, if our connection was missing, there would be an empty space, a hole, and threads that were reaching out would miss that strand.
Connection strengthens all around it and holds us together. There are so many different levels of connection, there must be one for everyone. If you feel dis-connected or lacking in connections…then reach out. Cause and effect will make sure there is something or someone on the other end of that thread. But to find it, you must toss forth your thread to be caught, taken up, and plaited into the weave.
Think about what you want to connect within you….and think about what that would connect with outside you. What do YOU want to connect with? A person? A dream? An accomplishment? An idea? A healing? The written word? A part of nature? The Divine energy? The multitude of power in the universe? So many possibilities!
I connected some threads within me and I tossed the thread that is this blog out there and since, have connected with so many other lovely threads. And too, it brought together many more threads within my mind, heart and soul. It has woven a very beautiful, special portion of my tapestry. If I had not done that, the weave would have taken a different turn, and I would have missed this particular frame of the picture. How unfortunate that would have been, because I get so much pleasure and joy from it, and from all the other connected threads that come here (you).
Connection brings us every bit of what we need to sustain and enjoy our picture, our tapestry. Reach out. Connect with vitality, pleasure and the positive. And most importantly, connect with yourself. Notice the threads of wisdom, love and desire that run through you, connect them and with them, and weave the life that spills your beauty upon the canvas of the Great Tapestry.