The difference is vision. We can go through the motions, get the job done, and check things off our list…but if we have no vision of where we’re going, what all this work is for, what’s the point?
Using the quote as an example, even if you enjoy collecting wood (I do), or don’t mind being an indian rather than a chief every once in a while (I don’t mind) … imagine the joy you could get if you felt you were a piece of the ship you were building. Imagine the pleasure you would get from knowing your efforts and energy were going to send you on a grand adventure! Imagine the sense of community you would feel being a part of a group of people working toward the same glorious result.
There is power in collective thought, collective prayer, collective intention. Whatever you want to call it. When people gather and bring in to focus a vision of something better, the Universe responds. Science has proven that there are energy shifts that effect our physical world. It is being practiced in churches, in meditation centers, in villages, and in virtual circles on the internet.
“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
World peace, an end to famine, healing after a natural disaster–all noble causes for which humans have gathered to set an intention for something better. This can be done on any scale, with any vision. A family around a table saying a blessing before a meal. A collections of friends sitting around a campfire talking about social change. A classroom of students discussing ways to stop bullying in their school. When people gather in union, joined for a common purpose, the world can change. It is a pebble in the pond that ripples throughout the world.
A pebble in your home … a dozen pebbles in your community … a hundred pebbles in our country … a million pebbles across the world … imagine the ripple effect~