network of mutuality

"Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Betsy G. Reyneau,
“Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Betsy G. Reyneau, National Archives

In a real sense, all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Strength to Love)

10 thoughts on “network of mutuality”

  1. …” I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. …

    Only the most brilliant mind could come up with that line in the 1960’s!!

    1. Dr. King was truly a social genius! He understood human nature and how important education is – teaching children compassion, acceptance and inclusiveness from an early age is the only thing that will lead hearts to express and share the love we all need so desperately…

  2. ‘I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.’

    That has to be one of the most beautiful and profoundly true statements about our connectedness that has ever been written or spoken! Thank you for sharing, Barbara!

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Link here http://bardessdmdenton.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/inspiration-awarded/ to see my post which contains ‘the rules’ which, of course, are for following or not as you wish. Just wanted you to know how much your inspiring sharing and spirit mean to me! Blessings, love and hugs, Diane ♥

    1. So happy you appreciated the Dr. King quote so much, Diane! Visionaries who have a way with words certainly don’t come along too often and we are bountifully blessed when they leave us their writings to remember their wisdom by.

      Thank you for nominating me for Very Inspiring Blogger Award – I feel honored that you included me. I don’t “do” the award thing, but I do appreciate the thought behind it, and your gesture means a lot to me! I will be taking a look at the blogs of your other nominees soon – its always nice to find new blogging friends. 🙂

      Many blessings, love and hugs abundantly returned to you, my friend…. ♥

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