This follows on from my last post

There was one final thing that I wanted to mention, something I’ve been working on and experimenting with this week, and that is, taking the notion that we are all of a single source, and thus inextricably linked. Like the National Grid, or the internet, which sees all linked to all others, but without the cables or ISPs who block torrent downloads.

If we are all thus linked to a single source, then we are a part of all those around us, and they are a part of us.

If you bear this in mind, when sitting on the train look around you at the ‘strangers’, you can’t help but smile, for they all share your source.

It makes it a lot harder to become angry or frustrated with others. Even if you think that I’m talking complete rubbish, you might want to just try it. If you can believe this notion, you may feel a really strong sensation of joy when around other people, as I did when experomenting on the train the other day, and you may possibly even pause to think before punching the nose of the driver who accidentally put his car into reverse when pulling away from the lights in front of you.

3 Responses

  1. I don’t disagree with this, but if I’m sitting on a train and thinking about this, I’m bound to think, “We may all come from the same source, but I really wish that guy across from me would stop picking his nose. I don’t want to come from the same source as him.” 😉

  2. On one or two occasions, I’ve had an overwhelming sense of being connected to everyone on the planet. It’s an extraordinary feeling but it doesn’t last and can’t be called upon easily or at will.

    This is actually very important because you learn that you can draw from and feed into the energy of others. You can influence your world this way. The connection isn’t just to other people but to the energy inside of every object and living thing on the planet.

    Unfortunately, the right state of mind to influence things is very hard to maintain in a huge city like Tokyo. It’s worthwhile to try but it’s important to cut yourself a break when you fail and get aggravated. However, I think the chances that the old woman who shoves you aside on the train will apologize increase if your view toward her is a positive one.

    I must say that I’m less good at keeping a positive attitude and sensing this connection than I was a few years ago. I think my internal problems (health-related) have a serious effect on my ability to sense that I’m in harmony with the world around me.