Throughout the MKMMA course we have been reminded that since I am a part of “the whole”, I must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. The only difference is one of degree.
While in a “sit” this week, I thought of two comparisons of a part being the same as the whole, with the difference being one of degree. I also noticed that the positive and negative aspects of a “thing” are determined by how we use the “thing”. The “thing” in and of itself is neither good or bad.
Take water, for example. A single drop of water.
It’s the single most important life supporting thing our body needs. In fact, we are made up of approximately 70% water.
We can enjoy recreation in the water,
Same water. Different manifestations. Differences in degree.
The same goes for fire.
A single flame
can light a room. A single flame can be used to ignite other flames.
An old saying states, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”
But fire can also wreak havoc, instill fear, and cause tremendous loss of life.
Again, a part of the whole with qualities the same as the whole. Different manifestation, far different results.
We may also create good or bad with our actions. Our results are determined by being in, or out, of harmony with the “one”.