“The reason why the world lacks unity,— Ralph Waldo Emerson
and lies broken and in heaps, is,
because man is disunited with himself.”
“So powerful is the light of unity— Baha’U’Llah
that it can illuminate the whole earth.”
“[One] who experiences the unity of life— Buddha
sees [their] own Self in all beings,
and all beings in [their] own Self,
and looks on everything
with an impartial eye.”
Today’s MotD focuses on the concept of unity of the self: body, mind, and spirit. Too often we give too much emphasize to one more than the others, although they probably takes turns depending on the time of day and what’s demanding our attention most.
The ideal is to find balance with all three: nurturing the body (ie: food, water, rest, play, love, joy), nurturing the mind (ie: learning and expanding knowledge and skills, play, love, joy), and nurturing the spirit (ie: quiet contemplation, play, love, joy). In other words, living life from our whole self.
When we embrace and nurture our whole self we create for ourselves a life of new adventures, making wholehearted connections with people, and fundamentally manifesting a world more readily able to experience a greater sense of unity while individually being whole and complete within ourselves.
We can begin by determining what uplifts us in all three areas: body, mind, and spirit. And if we can figure out ways to nurture all three at the same time? Bonus points! Go to the head of the class!
The Mandala Lady
btw…started with this: