They also say, "Life does come down to certain moments, to certain passages in a book, to fragments of understanding, to moments of experience or parts of a landscape, that are raised above the normal flatness as illuminations and justifications for our lives, so to Emerson the really valuable and significant side of personal experience did come down to a passage in a book, a line of poetry, an anecdote out of a great man's life, a phrase, a saying, a moment. . . these "flashes," these glimpses, lay, of course, in their power to transfigure human experience."
So as I think about all of those I follw on Twitter and those who follow me, I find a common set of values. Values which are very diverse, individual and unique, but do share a common thread woven throughtout. Those I choose to follow and who choose to follow me tend to be those who believe these are transformational times; they believe there is an unseem world beyond our sensory boundaries; they believe in the primacy of consciousness; they believe in the Oneness of all that is; they are fundamentally positive and spiritually inquisitive. And I think most of all they believe in the power of Love.
Here in my Twitterverse is a group of people who share daily epigrammatic wisdom, passages from a book, a line of poetry, a phrase, a saying, a moment. These are the glimpses that are transfiguring human experience. These short flights and wise sayings we tell each other daily form a completely unique way in the history of the world to share the Oneness of our hearts and minds to transform the world. We may all have very different ideas about transformation, but if we each hold an open heart, the right things will enter it.
As I reflect on how I began to develp and use the idea of a metaphysical crockpot, I see looking back that all of the ideas I put into my crockpot were very succinct. The ideas that called to me were short, pithy, wise sayings. They came from all faith traditions and varied writers on many subjects, but most all could have been a short tweet. My idea of the metaphysical crockpot was to put many diverse ideas together in a metaphorical slow cooker of the heart, mind and soul, and to live with them and contemplate them daily in a completely open and non-judgmental way to see what new insights developed. What I see now is that my Twitterverse is a world-wide Metaphysical Crockpot. So to all followers and following, let us hold the faith that - in our knowledge that "wisdom is brief," and in our understanding that as we speak our individual truth to each other - the world is transformed.
One final thought - I know that there are many other sets of ideas being expressed on Twitter and other social media. Some of these are inimical to positve change or even to a human future at all, and that is why I believe that those around whom I find a common set of values are so important. Love will overcome all obstacles. Be one of those who in any difficulty offers love first. It is always the answer.
Gene Ford Runnels