There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.
“When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open hearted vision of people who embrace life.” John Lennon.
watercolour/gouacheAll of life in interconnected. Mother Nature and the Magical Hummingbirds remind us of this as they work together rather than in opposition.
watercolour/gouacheMost cultures teach us that safety is found in separation and disconnection.
If we really believe that what happens in one part of the world doesn’t affect the rest of the world, we are in fact living in denial, convincing ourselves that we are safe.
To rely on disconnection for protection is to rely on falsehood.
watercolour/gouacheMother Nature has given us the perfect example of what happens when we respect the laws of interconnection and also what happens when we don’t……..
From the book – Buddhist Offerings:
You menace others with your deadly fangs but in tormenting them, you are only torturing yourselves.