Awakening to Interconnectedness
In Pocketful of Miracles, Joan Borysenko, one of my favorite teachers, offers an inspiring message and a short meditation for each day of the year. In the entry for February 21, she ties together themes of interconnectedness, beginner’s mind, mindfulness in the present moment, and opening to the flow of Love.
“A man who had a near-death experience following a heart attack returned to his body, and the first thing he saw in the hospital room was a rose. He experienced seeing a rose as for the first time, realizing that he was intimately connected to that flower. Now, when he walks through the forest, he feels as though he is one with the trees. He has realized directly his participation in the web of life. The secret of happiness, he says, is twofold: to realize that all things are interconnected, and to send love along those connections.”
Awakening to interconnectedness invites presence and awe in the moment-by-moment flow of Love, where all is one.