Two people are outwardly separated, but in their hearts they are united. They are kept apart by their positions in life. Many difficulties and obstructions arise between them and cause them grief. But, remaining true to each other, they allow nothing to separate them, and although it costs them a severe struggle to overcome the obstacles, they will succeed. When they come together their sadness will change to joy. Kongfu (Confucius) says of this:
Life leads the thoughtful man on a path of many windings.
Now the course is checked, now it runs straight again.
Here winged thoughts may pour freely forth in words,
There the heavy burden of knowledge must be shut away in silence.
But when two people are at one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.
We have been watching the 60's CNN special and so much of what I see is still valid and timely it feels like we need yet another lesson in history to continue to evolve as a nation and as humans. May we all continue to dream and move forward in growth, embracing each other with healing and peace. Let not our dreams die in the heartbreak of despair and separation. Make no mistake we are ALL on this planet together. Let us live compassionate lives with hope and vision..