Coalesce

1: to grow together
2 (a): to unite into a whole: fuse; (b): to unite for a common end: join forces
3: to arise from the combination of distinct elements

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Coalesce (v.): 1540s, from Latin coalescereunite, grow together, become one in growth,” from com-together” + alescereto grow up” (related to adolescent).

Coalition (n.): 1610s, “the growing together of parts,” from French coalition (1540s), from Late Latin coalitusfellowship,” originally past participle of Latin coalescereunite, grow together, become one in growth.” First used in a political sense 1715.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“When the mind becomes silent, alert awareness draws our diverse perceptions of the world closer and closer, until they begin to sync and coalesce into a greater or collective truth, common and accessible to all.”

Joseph Rain (author, teacher, and entrepreneur)

Bio Source:

josephrain.com/about-author/

“Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.”

Frederick W. Smith (b. 1944, founder, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx, a company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee)

Bio Source:

www.forbes.com/profile/frederick-smith/

“After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955, Nobel Prize winner and considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century, who developed the general theory of relativity among other feats)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408

“Terrorism and trade cannot be the only issues on which the world unites. We must commit ourselves to a global coalition to deal with exclusion, too.”

Noreena Hertz (b. 1967, economist, author, ITN’s Economist editor and strategic thinker)

Bio Source:

www.noreena.com/about-noreena-2/

Meditation

“When the mind becomes silent, alert awareness draws our diverse perceptions of the world closer and closer, until they begin to sync and coalesce into a greater or collective truth, common and accessible to all.”

— Joseph Rain

 

Pope Francis was very prophetic to name this year, The Year of Mercy.  Do we need not it, more than ever, not only collectively but individually.

During these extremely challenging times we need to coalesce all that we know is true and all that we know that is love.  This is where spiritual practices, devotions and disciplines come in handy, where we need our love ones the most, and where we have to focus on all that is good in our world and not magnify the cruelty.

This weekend I needed to not only speak with dear friends and love ones, but I needed to sit and access Nature’s beauty, peace, and harmony.  I needed to become part of something bigger than the horrible events around the world.  I needed to align and open up to Life’s mysteries, and to let of my resentment and forgive.

The great Carolyn Myss, author and spiritual teacher writes:

Forgiveness is a mystical, not a logical, command.  It makes no sense to the reasoning mind, because the reasoning mind is incapable of forgiveness.  Genuine forgiveness is a self-initiated mystical act that requires the assistance of grace to release you from the compulsive and often self-righteous chatter of the ego, which continually enforces a position of entitled anger or hurt.

This is not easy, especially now, because we are being challenged in every direction and on every level.  But, if we can coalesce the best parts of who we are, who we were originally created to be, maybe individually and collectively we will do our part to heal and nourish our world.

Stay strong, brothers and sisters.

Much Love, Tonya

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