- Thoughts for inspired living

Where Parallel Lines Meet - Grasshopper

We learned in geometry that parallel lines never meet. I submit they do. They meet in infinity.

No one can prove or disprove that they don’t because no one can define infinity.


Infinity is a term we use for the unknown. That unknown is where all viewpoints meet. Love seems to be another place where all viewpoints meet.


How can a pacifist and a warmonger melt in the presence of a new puppy? That’s love. Their ideologies travel along parallel lines, yet they meet at love.


This isn’t a bumper sticker suggesting “love conquers all.” It’s just an observation that there is a place of peace where all viewpoints meet and meld into one.


When you’re wrestling with something that doesn’t seem to have an answer, do the math on continuing the match. Doing so will just send you and your opposing viewpoints down parallel paths, never to meet.


If you choose to enter a place of mental peace, the only parallel you’ll be able to draw is that anger, hate and opposition can’t exist in an environment of love.


If you’ve been traveling down a path that seems to lead to nowhere, may I suggest taking the parallel path to peace.  


When you arrive, there is room for all to come together because in a place of love, all parallels are left at the door.


I leave you with the Rudyard Kipling poem The Ballad of East and West.”


Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!


All the best,

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