The Big Picture

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Seeing “the big picture”

makes your life bigger

 

It expands it

(I think)

 

Refusing to see the big picture

Insisting on being anchored & connected only to

your own “little” life

 

Makes your life shrink

 

I think.

 

p.s. but, uh, not just your life, exactly. Your soul. Your spirit.

You know?

 

Couple Relevant Quotes:

“You know of the disease in Central Africa called sleeping sickness…. There also exists a sleeping sickness of the soul. Its most dangerous aspect is that one is unaware of its coming. That is why you have to be careful. As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of longing, of enthusiasm and zest, take it as a warning. You should realize your soul suffers if you live superficially.” – Albert Schweitzer

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Tuli Kupferberg

“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.” – Joanna Macy