Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Significance of Thanksgiving

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web! 

Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 

A Personal Vantage Point

Today, and everyday, I give thanks to my world of experience - in 'the here' and 'the now' - within the universal global field of interdependence and co-existence.

In my view, this world finds meaning and purpose beginning with my parents who sowed the seeds of LOVE in me - from the inception of my very being.

In whatever form, or however, the world manifests - as my sensory depiction - it
remains a projection of the quality of 'those seeds of LOVE' sown and nurtured in me, (and my siblings). I revere my parents for their unmatched grace, humility, and overall wisdom. 

In very precise terms, family holds the pinnacle of conditioning! 

I pay homage with immense gratitude to my parental family - having been guided, protected, mentored, and sustained upon the ground of altruistic compassion; for truth be told, my parents lived to epitomize this principle in thought, word, and deed. Most naturally, this supreme virtue and its faithful observation was transmitted to the next generation - our precious children. Together, to this day, we continue to cherish our moral roots - disseminating the seeds of LOVE along our human journey across time and space.

Extended family falls in place next, along the lineage of my personal history.

I thank this stream of influences for respecting my family's ideals; regardless of the conduct of each disposition that comprises this line, our best wishes have been accorded - as spontaneous expressions of good-will from our end.

On a tertiary basis, relatives through biological connections, friends by attractions, acquaintances by incidental means, work-related influences - with or without choice, not forgetting adversaries - through resistance and misunderstanding - have crossed our lives. This, I  realize is the way of the world.  I continue to hold gratitude towards each of these social groups for having been interwoven with my life, shaping and and fashioning my destiny, in one way or another. My inner strength to accept them for being who they are - and to embrace them - finds its roots in my formative upbringing. Again, I salute to my amazing dad and mom!

Life along the course of my personal maturation has entailed growing influences such as schools, youth forums, clubs, faith based organizations, and governing bodies - by way of locality and community, city, state, and nation. Needless to say, my citizenship has been systematically asserted and impacted through all of these channels. However, I have come to recognize the indispensable nature and powerful potential of my individual agency within the collective, and vice versa. It takes duty pivoted upon a deep sense of respect and responsibility to help sustain each cause, along its process of realization. I continue to give thanks to this ever-compounding and expanding world of influences through all times - both peaceful and troubled!

Last, but not least, I give thanks to my great world of humanity composed of uniquely defined natural beauty and infinite diversity, mirrored upon THE OMNISCIENT TRUTH OF UNITY!

May all fellow beings be freed from the influence of grotesque mental constructs!

May all fellow beings find relief from being the prisoners of their own emotions!

May all fellow beings realize the all-transendent principle of ALTRUISTIC COMPASSION!

Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

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