How we are all connected

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Indra's Net is one of my favorite analogies. Thanks to Rob Breszny for putting this in his weekly astrology email:

The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum.

The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel.

- Stephen Mitchell, *The Enlightened Mind*

This is exactly right. Any progess that you make, tiny or large, helps shift everyone else. And we are all beautiful......