I was awakened in the middle of the night by Snuffy the Black Nosed Beagle who wanted to go out and take care of business.
I groggily walked to the door and as I let him out, I looked up and saw the brightest star filled sky. The first thing that caught my eye was the Little Dipper.
After admiring its sheer beauty for a moment, it dawned on me that this was the exact same little dipper I was first introduced to as a little shaver.
My next thought was, “It’s been there before I was thought of and it will be here after I’m gone.” It’s timeless.
It got me to thinking about something truly timeless – Our animating spirit. Not only does it animate me, it’s the same energy that animated my ancestors and it’s the same energy that will animate my heirs.
Even more amazing is that it’s the energy that infuses everything. We all have something in common, no matter how many ways we attempt to prove we don’t.
We’re all driven by the same kind of fuel; we just all call it a different name. Even more interestingly, we fight over the name in the name of religion, race, national origin and a whole host of other names.
Once you label something, it loses its full essence. When we attempt to corral it into a concept, we exclude all that can’t fit within the confines of a narrow idea. Then we find people who agree with our idea and go to war with others who have a different labeling system.
It just all seems pretty silly when you’re taking in all you can drink from the Little Dipper.
All the best,
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