You shall see wonders.
— William Shakespeare
THE THREE CIRCLES OF RELATIONSHIP
All of you live within three circles of relationship, and your lives become wonderful to the extent you keep these circles expanding. The first circle is your relationship with yourself, particularly your relationship with the creative flow inside. If you keep opening up to your creativity and expressing it in the world, your circle of connection with yourself expands, as when you toss a stone into a still pond; the more energy you put behind your action, the farther the ripples extend. The second circle is your relationship with others. Here, your circle expands when you open up to appreciate the essences of the people around you, and the ripples deepen. The third circle is your relationship with the earth and the universe. In the third circle, you are the stone, the ripple, and the pond; you are the relationship between action and reaction. When you can claim responsibility for stewardship of the earth itself and the universe as a whole, the stone carries more weight, the ripple widens past where the eye can see, and the pond deepens infinitely: the third circle expands.
When you expand the three circles, you see wonders. When you contract and shrink them, you see despair all around you and you feel it inside you.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – MARCH 20
Make a commitment to expansion in your three circles of relationship. Say to yourself or aloud, “I commit to deepening my relationship with myself, others, and the earth itself.”
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