I like to think of you - and me - and each person - as a drop of the great ocean of God.
A drop of that ocean has no awareness of the depth and breadth of the ocean. A drop of its moisture is barely noticeable, if at all. Yet, all the drops together make a cacophony as the waves of untold numbers of drops wash in as waves on the shore.
When we splatter a drop of water on the kitchen counter, that drop has not much power, or significance. But when that drop vaporizes into the atmosphere and rains back into the ocean, it is part of abundant power…amazing power.
We heal each other and together. We create love and share love. We walk together, powerful together.
“Remember you are all people and all people are you.” ~ Joy Harjo
“All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”
~ Chief Seattle
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
~ Albert Einstein
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?" he whispered.
“Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.
“I just wanted to be sure of you.”
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
~ A. A. Milne
Forever, and ever, together,
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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