I dreamed a dream, you and I facing each other in a tiny yellow boat. On green water, under blue sky, me and my son, and a tiny yellow boat. And we laugh, and the boat rocks, and the ripples spread from the boat, to pond, to sea, to sky, and nothing can stop them, and nothing ever will.
excerpt from Joan of Arcadia
As mom and I lay in bed last night, letting both the literal and figurative darkness set in around us, we talked about what had been consuming ours and most of the world's thoughts for the last week; Japan. When you are across the ocean from a catastrophic crisis where thousands of people are deceased, missing, or in danger of nuclear poisoning, you can't help but feel detached and helpless. Mom, an extremely sensitive soul, had been phasing in and out of a teary eyed panic all day, stating that she felt guilty for smiling, so I thought I would share a piece of insight I read a year ago that has stuck with me. The best thing you can do to improve the energy of the world, to instantly make a difference, is to be as kind, loving, and respectful to everything you come into contact with, and the effect will ripple outward.
I was informed yesterday that in contrast to the looting and rioting that ensues in the face of disaster in most parts of the world, the Japanese have been nothing but nurturing and generous with each other. If we can all apply this concept of one people, one world, we are doing the greatest service to the grief stricken global state. Pray for Japan. Send out the most sincerely healing vibe possible. Keep the effected people in your mind and heart, and practice simple love in every interaction.
When you become light and you radiate, there is no darkness. A candle has one future, to spread the light. How does the candle spread the light? By burning itself, the candle spreads light and consequently knows the future. If you burn yourself, you will radiate and will spread light. The job of the human being is to radiate through the finite self the infinite light.-Yogi B