We Are Weavers

Jon Madian

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we are weavers
woven into and from 
an ancient ever renewing fabric
on an invisible loom
more subtle than breath

at one turn 
we pull
to add to our own design
to sing each life's most important song
i am, i belong

in another turn 
we push 
to etch the themes 
built into pyramid, cathedral
and telescope, all designed to search 
the mystery of hope & will
 
each of us, if our life is blessed,
leaves sufficient yarn
for the next generation
to pick up the many living threads
whose origins are beyond 
the pure geometry of stars
and with bone and marrow shuttle  
we leave the foundation
for those who will weave the fabric of tomorrow  

Here is a poetic biography of Jon Madian.

Seed questions for reflection: How do you relate to the notion of being weavers woven into and from an ancient ever-renewing fabric? Can you share a personal story of a time you became aware of your part in leaving a foundation for those who will weave the fabric of tomorrow? What helps you develop gratitude for both the foundation you were given and the opportunity to leave a foundation for the next generation?

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    On Jan 19, 2021 Vivian J wrote:
    I've always loved this concept, especially with regard to creation and ideas. Ralph Waldo Emerson compared society to a wave, stating that while the water does not move on, the wave does. By thinking of all of humanity throughout all of time being connected by this mission of weaving a narrative, we become more united. There may be no original ideas, but inspiration and interconnection are more important than originality, and it is from others that we find these elements.

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    On Jan 19, 2021 Daoud Matta wrote:
    Gratitude tothe past and responsibilityto the future while being mindful of the present. We are interconnected indeed across time and space.

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    On Jan 19, 2021 Vinod Desai wrote:
    He is the weaver
    He has made the yarn
    He has dyed the yarn
    He has made the design
    i only see the fabric
    i only experience it
    i have no control over the past
    i have no control over the future
    i only do my karma
    i only do my duty
    i have nothing to complain
    i have nothing to expect
    after this fabric wornsout
    i take shape of new fabric
    as per His will
    and the cycle continues
    till i attain salvation......

    ( VinodDesai,Pune)

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    On Jan 15, 2021 David Doane wrote:
    I believe all creation is one ever-renewing fabric beginning at least `13.8 billion years ago and continuing indefinitely, and we come from and are part of and contribute to that fabric. For me, there was a progression and evolution over the years of my becoming aware that all creation is one fabric that I contribute to and leave to the weavers of tomorrow. What helps me develop gratitude is knowing that I and allcreation could easily not exist and I am grateful for existence. To me, it's all a miracle and I am grateful to be part of it. It helps me to know that in time and space the fabric of creation began millions of generations before me and will likely continue for many generations after me, and I am grateful to be part of the process. Also, the fabric is different because of my contribution, and I am grateful that I make a difference.

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    On Jan 15, 2021 Jagdish P Dave wrote:
    We all are weavers weaving the tapestry or fabricof our life. How much aware we are when we weave our own fabric? If we weave our fabric with weak threads, our selfish and self-centered, fearful and angry threads thatharm others, we also harm ourselves. We all are connected with each other. I rememberthe wise saying, " As is within so without." We are children of the past and architect of the present and future. How we live in the present shapes our future and the future of the upcoming generations. This is the way I relate to the notion of being woven into and from an ancient ever-renewing fabric. There are moments of awakening if I do not keep on sleeping. I remember Albert Einstein's wise saying, "No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew." Such wise sayings have been very helpful to me for making a shift in my consciousness. What and how I do has an impact not only on the present but also on th... [View Full Comment] We all are weavers weaving the tapestry or fabricof our life. How much aware we are when we weave our own fabric? If we weave our fabric with weak threads, our selfish and self-centered, fearful and angry threads thatharm others, we also harm ourselves. We all are connected with each other. I rememberthe wise saying, " As is within so without." We are children of the past and architect of the present and future. How we live in the present shapes our future and the future of the upcoming generations. This is the way I relate to the notion of being woven into and from an ancient ever-renewing fabric.

    There are moments of awakening if I do not keep on sleeping. I remember Albert Einstein's wise saying, "No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew." Such wise sayings have been very helpful to me for making a shift in my consciousness. What and how I do has an impact not only on the present but also on the future. This is an awakenedstate of consciousness for me, an inner call for me to listen to.

    Hope, will, action, and self-awareness guided by spiritual wisdom helps me walk
    on my path of wellness for me and for the generation to come. I am grateful to the ancient wise teachers and the teachers in my this life for enlighteningme.
    Life is a blessing.
    Namaste!
    Jagdish P Dave'

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    On Jan 14, 2021 susan schaller wrote:
    Yes, I am only one thread among more threads than I can see or count. We each add our special design, our little twist. The irony is we cannot be unique without attaching to all the threads around us. Each of us contributes to the tapestry wrapping around others, none of us knowing the full design. My job is to simply be the best thread I can be, connecting to all around, before and after to fill what holes and gaps I can.

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