Empowering Each Other:
Abundance through the Wisdom of Love

A man asks God what heaven and hell are like. First, God opens the door to hell and inside, the man sees a lavish banquet piled high with sumptuous food of all kinds. All the banquet-goers are starving in agony, however, because their eating utensils are all long as yardsticks -- much too long to reach their mouths.

Next, God shows the man heaven, which surprisingly looks almost identical to the previous banquet, with heaping mounds of food and drink. But in heaven, the diners are well-fed and satisfied, because although they also possess yardstick-long utensils, they have learned to feed each other.

Finally, we are learning the high price of our independence: isolation and inadequacy. In desperation, we are willing to try something new:  interdependence. The result is a global network of miracles, creating abundance through our willingness to nourish each other: A World That Works for Everyone.

See also: The Allegory of the Long Spoons


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