Saturday, October 27, 2012

Everything Is Connected

I just saw the new movie, CLOUD ATLAS, a haunting, brilliant presentation of human life, the soul, the past, present and future lives all connected together.

The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as: An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present, and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution. 

Interestingly, even as the film depicts how in life, everything is connected, even before birth to hereafter, it's even more fascinating how this movie connected to my new blog and all the signs I had upon moving on
There was a dialogue between 2 characters in the movie which ran like this, "You are just a drop in the ocean." 
And the other remarked, "The ocean is just a multitude of drops."

But as Rumi ultimately puts it, "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop." 

Yes, everything is connected, no matter what, big or small, near or far, tangent or not, mortal, immortal, timeless, dated, finite, infinite. As Deepak Chopra says, "So as the microcosm, so as the macrocosm." Ironically, everything is also relative. But there is always one truth, the absolute, that dissipates all relativity and transcends everything.

Everything is connected, and the ultimate truth, the Absolute, is that which connects everything.

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