Getting Further Inside The Outside

Imagine yourself inside your sound bubble. You are by yourself, but you are not alone. You are connected to all other living things, here on Earth, and elsewhere. You are connected to the Stars, the Galaxies, the multiple Universes. You are connected to the whole of creation. The vibrations connect us. This is the ancient Music of the Spheres (Musica Universalis) as prescribed by the great Greek philosopher, Pythagoras. The great paradox is that we are both separate and connected at the same time.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings... there is music in the spacing of the spheres. - Pythagoras 

One of my favorite books is, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (1966), by the legendary philosopher, Alan Watts. Here is a great quote about our connectedness:

Every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. To manifest individuality, every branch must have a sensitive connection with the tree, just as our independently moving and differentiated fingers must have a sensitive connection with the whole body. The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation. The head and the feet are different, but not separate, and though man is not connected to the universe by exactly the same physical relation as branch to tree or feet to head, he is nonetheless connected—and by physical relations of fascinating complexity. The death of the individual is not disconnection but simply withdrawal. The corpse is like a footprint or an echo—the dissolving trace of something which the Self has ceased to do.

When you play the Gong, you may be alone in your room/sanctuary/studio, but remember that you are always connected to everyone & everything else. The vibrations you make echo throughout the cosmos. 

All is One. One is All. ~ Singal Rinpoche

How are you connected?

~ MB

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