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Post by Jon28 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:50 am

How can it be that we live each others' lives?

I always thought that each of us was an individual isle

surrounded by a barrier sea;

others denied access to our sandy beaches

as we build castles of impenetrability, protected

by moats of exclusion.



Isn't this the premise? We enter the world alone

with a scream...an infant of intense proclamation:

"I have arrived. I want warmth, attention, sustenance."



Our basic needs are met, but as we grow,

our developing desires are more often not.



Gradually, we learn that we cannot always get what we want.

Others are incapable of giving it to us

and we cannot usually satisfy ourselves, because

we don't really know what we want.



So we continue..circling, searching, ultimately returning

to square one, perhaps to embark on a different tack-

maybe by giving to others we can become more

complete and integrate our circuits.



We reach out, extend ourselves, and feel we are doing

something that increases our self-worth;but we are

still alone, still that island in the midst of other islands.

We ask ourselves who or what will be able to end this exile;

to take each Napoleon off his Elba.



It is then that we build a lifeboat--a bridge to

explore each other's islands.

As we slowly begin our new joining

we realize that other islands are not all that

different from our own.



As time passes we become interconnected interfaces

and realize that Donne was right...as the islands connect

and become larger land masses, a homogeneity arises..

and soon the islands that have existed have taken

a different form.....a mass consciousness has substituted

for that of the individual.
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Post by Sarveswara on Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:38 am

Ahhh ... what grace has come and returned again,
To spread the word of divine life and love.

Jon you touch my heart and soul as always. Such LOVE & JOY my heart recieves from your energy being here with us. hug

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Post by Jon28 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:45 am

You honor me with your words, Shiralee. I am your devoted friend always.
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Post by Nanette on Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:47 pm

This is soul-deep beautiful. Thank you for sharing this so that I had the opportunity to read this and more importantly, to feel this.

Namaste.
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