What Do You Put in Your Circle?

What Ripples are you Creating?

What Ripples are you Creating?

A Sioux Indian Story
 
My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person.
 
 “You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said.
 
 “Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.”
— Author Unknown

 

How often do you react from habit or some internal motivation without stopping to consider the bigger picture or put yourself in another’s shoes?  Do you create inner peace or discord?  We radiate the thoughts and feelings we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is spinning around inside of us is also flowing out into the world creating peace and harmony or agitation and dissension.

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