Wednesday, June 13, 2012
All of Our Life is a Circle
All our life is a circle, sunrise and sundown is a line from a song by Harry Chapin. I had the pleasure of seeing him in concert when I was younger and this was my favorite song by him.
It's profound but all of our lives are a circle. We all have a beginning and an end, a sunrise and sunset. And our lives are lived in circles. We have a circle of friends, a circle of families, sometimes several circles of friends and several circles of families. But we are all connected in some way be it the string theory(my favorite) or some other theory.
We all add to the planet and universe in some way. Either that way is positive or that way is negative. We get to choose our way in every single moment. We decide whether our circles are large or small. Do we care about ourselves, which would make our circle small or do we care what happens to people across the globe, which would make our circle larger?
The internet allows two people from completely opposite parts of the world to communicate in a way that was never possible before. We connect on a different level with everyone in this big thing we call the internet. I have to admit I love being able to reconnect with friends I had in high school and to remember just why they belonged in my circle in the first place. It allows us to share a song on Youtube because while you are watching a video there are hundreds, or thousands, or millions watching it at the same exact time somewhere.
The internet allows us to stay connected to what is going on in the world. On 9/11 millions of people sat transfixed to the circle of life and death unfolding right before our eyes. The horror of that day gave way to the biggest expression of love and connectedness that I've seen in my lifetime.
We shared in the grief, we shared in the love, we read stories about the victims. We were connected to those souls and to their families. We reached out to the brave firemen and policemen who were still there working every single day to try to find something that would give us all hope.
That day and those days after us connected us in a way unlike any other. It is time to remember that day and remember those connections and work together to bring peace to everyone we meet. We are all one little circle, sunrise and sundown, but we all live on this giant circle called earth. It's time to realize that our thoughts and our actions affect people all around us both on a singular level or on a planetary level and hold our leaders responsible for what they do in our names. It is time to clean up our acts, try to find peace within ourselves and try to save our planet and each other. The universe is demanding it. We all have a voice, let's use it for something good.
I hope your sunrise and sundown are beautiful, peaceful, and joyful. Blessings.