Couple of interesting points that came up in the last week:
* Experiences that we go through can't change the fundamentals of who we are, unless we let them. But they do teach us another vantage point from which to admire the world.
* Was wave watching this weekend - the crest of a wave looks so very different from the trough, but they're essentially the same thing. Both part of a much larger, more magnificent whole. The quick impermanence of both "extremes" in waves reminds us of this fact. But we're not so different. Except that our lives are a bit longer than that of a wavelet. Am I making sense? Words can't do this justice.
* Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy. (I believe this was a quote from Ellie's blog)
To end this string of rambling thoughts, here's a great quote from a favorite movie:
In the world, I am insignificant, but what in the world is not of me?
It's such a beautiful line, and here's one of my favorite interpretations (those that have lost loved ones may share this sentiment) -
Even though loved ones are gone, they live on in the things they did, the people they loved, the places they've been. We all affect each other - hurting others is like hurting our loved ones, hurting ourselves. Loving others is the same as loving ourself.
Here's a call to spread a little love this week - it'll make your world brighter!