Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe.” ― Albert Schweitzer
Once man begins to think about the mystery of his life and the links connecting him with the life that fills the world, he cannot but accept, for his own life and all other life that surrounds him, the principle of Reverence for Life.
He will act according to this principle of the ethical affirmation of life in everything he does. His life will become in every respect more difficult than if he lived for himself, but at the same time it will be richer, more beautiful, and happier.
It will become, instead of mere living, a genuine experience of life.
– excerpt from Out of my Life and Thought an Autobiography Albert Schweitzer
I have been experiencing that ‘unfolding’ I had mentioned, on an almost daily basis! It’s what Albert Schweitzer is talking about in the above paragraph….I am enjoying a genuine experience of life. A spiritual one that is connecting me with so many people all over the world. AND…its fun!
You know the saying…..’it’s a small world’. Its pretty amazing the links (connections) that are made and the people who know people etc.. When you move out of your comfort zone, begin to share what matters to you with others, you soon find out there are many others thinking, doing, going in the same direction.; caring and loving beyond our circle. This past week I met Sheri in Rochester who is part of a women’s networking group desirous to host a meeting to share how she was touched when reading about human trafficking. How fun! I will share a wee bit of my story and sign books. Sue is also from Rochester and as we began talking, we felt a connection (a kindred spirit) when she told me of her love for fiber arts. When I inquired what does she make, I learned she knits and buys her yarn from a small business that imports their supply from Nepal, in order to support the women of Nepal. Her side note was telling me the little business just recently moved to Schenectady, NY. (about 20 minutes from my home) Its stuff like this that makes me excited, keeps me motivated and inspired. It does start with a reverence for life!