I love this! "Great dreamers possess intimacy with the world."
Do you consider yourself a great dreamer? Do you feel as if you have intimacy with the world? What would that feel like, to feel as if we had intimacy with the world?
For me, it is a sense of oneness. Knowing that we are all connected on deep levels. Quantum physics says we are connected at the level of particles and atoms; in other words, deep cellular levels. This is science proving that what the mystics have always said is true: That we are all parts of one big One. Like drops of water in the ocean.
If this is true, and I believe it is, it has great ramifications for our behavior, and our sense of intimacy in the world.
If we are all part of one big One, then what I do affects you, and what you do affects me. And if we are all part of one big One, then there is no more loneliness.
It is both scary and comforting at the same time. To think that my actions have a much greater affect then just my immediate circle makes me think a bit more about them. I am much less inclined to do and say harmful things. And I feel it more when others in the world act out in their anger. The things that are going on in the world today, the hateful language from some of our world leaders, are distressing not only because they indicate a dis-ease on the part of the people speaking those words. They are distressing because I can feel them. And so can the rest of the world. When we are intimate with the world, we feel what goes on.
What is one to do? Well, if we are indeed connected, and we feel what goes on, then we can do our part by making sure we express and do and be only love. No hatred, no intolerance, no judgement. Yes, even when it concerns "those people."
I can tell you that while it has sometimes been a challenge to do and be love, the rewards are great. Not only do I feel more peaceful, but I am less inclined to feel the loneliness that comes from thinking I am separate from the rest of the world. When I acknowledge my connection with you, there is no way I can be lonely.
So dream big, acknowledge your connection with the rest of the world, and go and create wonderful things in your life!