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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Interrelated Structure of Reality...

The other day, I was reading a U.S. blog which had a post pertaining to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, recognized on the third Monday of January. I was somewhat familiar with his background, but decided to Google for a little refresher course. I am aware of his "I have a dream" speech, and know that he had made others, but when I was reading through an article, there was a quote that caught my eye.

"All I'm saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we're caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."

This caught my attention not only for the words themselves, but also because back in November on a blog post I had called "Twists and Turns", regarding Martin Luther King Jr. and Star Trek, a comment was posted that included this:

"... 'As they stirred Heaven and Earth, they combined to one, and everything was everyone and each one was all. As they stirred I heard a trumpet call, and everything was everyone and each one was all.' ..."

Interrelated structure of reality indeed.


Ralphd00d said...

So, I guess the part of it all that we don't know, is what should one be, or ought to be? I feel that leads into the whole theological aspect, and that's a convo I really do not care to start ....

Spockgirl said...

Yup... I agree... and I originally had a different ending to reflect what I thought about it.