“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it.” -Rainer Maria Rilke, poet and novelist (1875-1926)
When I came across this beautiful quotation, I immediately thought of what is happening to me in and through this blog and I am sure, most of the readers who visit this blog. I am sure that a lot of the blogs that I visit regularly also are from people who will feel exactly as Rilke did.
We now have the internet and the medium of the blogs to achieve this magnificent goal. During Rilke’s time, telephones and telephones were also rarely used, and communications were incredibly slow. Despite that, his desire to reach out to the world resulted in his extensive travels to Russia and throughout Europe. Without traveling, we can meet people, relate to some, exchange views, advise each other, share our joys and sorrows, comfort each other etc. I am reaching out. So are all of you who read this.
Are there any other inspiring quotes that you can come up with that reflect this phenomenon?
I believe that this is divinity at work to bring the world closer and to enable people to reach the level of togetherness that nature wants.