THE INTER-DEPENDENCE OF ALL LIFE

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Something to ponder today.

The words of Marcus Aurelius ring true for those of us today as we consider the inter-dependence and inter-connectedness of all life.

“As a part, you inhere in the Whole. You will vanish into that which gave you birth; or rather, you will be transmuted once more into the creative Reason of the Universe…Always think of the Universe as one living organism, with a single substance and a single Soul; and observe how all things are submitted to the single perceptivity of the One Whole, all are moved by its single impulse, and all play their part in the causation of every event that happens. Remark the intricacy of the skein, the complexity of the web.”

~~~ Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations,” Book 4