Relatedness

Keep reminding yourself of the way things are connected, of their relatedness. All things are implicated in one another and in sympathy with each other. This event is the consequence of some other one. Things push and pull on each other, and breathe together, and are one.” – Marcus Aurelius

Every time you come to a deeper realization of the significance of a fact, principle or process you gain valuable insight into the way all things work. What I learn on my horse makes me a better leader at work. What my son learns tending bees makes him a better student at school. What you learn reading my daily posts should make you a better person in any number of ways.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that what you learn in one area of your living has no relevance or value in other areas of your life. Recognize instead that everything is connected. Remind yourself that all parts of the universe relate to the whole.

Every realization can be leveraged; isolating your realizations to the realm in which they were gleaned will limit you more than any rule, regulation or restriction imposed by another.

6 thoughts on “Relatedness

  • I agree. That’s why reading can be so valuable. It isn’t necessary to have the experience to understand the lesson. I love reading a variety of genres, history, the Bible, biographies or even “how to books” , for this very reason. Not compartmentalizing our lives provides us with a range of opportunities to fullfill our purpose.

  • Yes, reminds me of the old adage that really made an impression on me, “while methods are many, principles are few.” When you get hung up on methods and quibble about which one is best, look to the principles behind them and then look at things from there. What I’ve found is that I consistently and quickly gain perspective, which helps me think clearly and make better decisions.

  • Thank you for tending to the bees ! It is so easy to take things for granted. Any new awareness create a ripple effect that can make sustainable changes. Thank you for your guidance.

  • This is so important to remember. It emphasizes the importance of so many little choices relative to attitudes and deeds. It all connects. It all matters. And it matters in ways that are seldom obvious. Seeing the extent the the complication of need in the word can be overwhelming, even paralyzing, but the answer is always in the connecting points right now, coming to rest in that and seeing the opportunity!

  • In many ways, specialization and compartmentalization has been as much of a hindrance to modern society as it has been a help. While in some ways it is needed, especially with the modern depth and breadth of our expertise, but we discount the ability of some to see the patterns and wisdom that organically grows when one is talented at many different fields.
    There is a reason that so many of the people through history that we continue to study today were polymaths.

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