Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sharing

We came into this world to experience things, to grow! We can grow by interdependence in all things.
Here, I would like to share this video with you, with which I was very much impressed. In this video, she says, "Two of the most valuable things we have are time and the relationships with other people".  


Subconsciously, we want to get other people to listen to us; we want to know we are not alone; once we know that we are not alone, our heart will open wide and we will be able to send our love to others. This sharing board has proved that, I suppose. 

Following is an experience I had with my neighbors last Sunday. It snowed here (one of Tokyo metropolitan regions) on Saturday, all day long until mid-night; we had about 30cm of snow. When it snows this much (even if it is 10cm or less), we have problems in walking, transortation aspects, etc., as we are not familiar with snow.


So next morning(on Sunday), some neighbors gathered and started snow shoveling in front of the houses to avoid ice forming and to prevent slipping and falling. They were shoveling out NOT ONLY in front of THEIR OWN houses, BUT OTHERS. I also participated with them.
I heard one of them say that he wanted to do this shoveling, because he and his family owea lot to the neighbors everyday. His words made me feel warm.

Yes, we are not living alone. We owe a lot to other people in many ways.
Maybe this sense of gratitude creates a beautiful tie between people, and it brings happiness and peace to people and then to the community.

Looking at this from the global perspective(well...universal level), there is nothing we possess in this universe but we share the same boat called Spaceship Earth. So living with this sense of sharing with gratitude will bring our world peace, I think.  When I think of all this, I can't help wishing that people would stop fighting and start sharing this world peacefully.

2 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more with all this; we share, and travel on, the same boat. And it's amazing to see how human beings can also be very sweet when they're given the place and possibility to be so. It struck me that very often, it takes a 'bad' event (such as being overwhelmed with snow) to gather and show support. In the face of hardship (like the loss of someone important, ie the link you posted) we sometimes receive clarity or the need to give help and share. Sharing is beautiful. This video moved me a lot I must say!

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  2. Thank you for your sympathy and sharing your thoughts too. Sharing is really beautiful. Unconsciously, it leads us to know that each one of us connects with each other, and we are not alone. Also, hardships can play a significant role in the understanding of other people's situations: the more we experience hardships, the more we are able to understand them:)

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