Connectedness of the Masses


Staying conscious of the interconnection between all things can help you think of your choices and your life in terms of the broader effect you may be creating. We are powerful enough that what we do and say can reverberate through the lives of people we may never meet. Understanding that you are intimately connected with all things and understanding your power to affect our world can be the first step on the road to living more consciously.

I focus quite a bit on social networking, social media, social computing, and everything in & around it. Something I keep thinking about is how we just aren’t alone anymore (even when we think we are)…and that there are millions (err…i mean billions) of us; and we are all somehow connected.

OK, so we knew that already. But when I say connected I really do mean connected. Connected beyond the series of cables & signals that deliver that connection. I’m speaking more of the conscious human connection. imagine the potential; and imagine the impact. In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward becoming Buddha. When we can know everything, we can see how everything is interconnected — and we can begin to feel compassion for every living being.

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