Thoughts are the foundation of actions, and actions are the foundation for everything else.
We need no greater a shining example of throughs manifesting as that of a bustling metropolis. Like any other construct of a school of thought or physical manifestations of desires, a city is a creation that came to be by taking action on thoughts – millions of them.
Within a city, there are nearly limitless manifestations of different kinds of thought – each with its own contributions to the whole.
The variety of restaurants, local businesses, unique flavours of architecture, the arts and the melding of cultures have created a unity for all to intermix. This allows for a greater diversity of thoughts and actions as each execution of an act builds upon the influences of those who came before.
The city you are looking at is Vancouver – one of the youngest cities in the world. Yet, because ideas and actions compound over time, it rapidly became a place of cultural diversity, architectural marvels, and opportunity. It has so much to experience that it would be hard to see everything in a single lifetime.
The compounding effect of thought and action is not unique to cities, it applies to all of life’s endeavours including self-cultivation.
The Metropolis of You – is what can happen when planning meets inspiration meets action. If consistent and flexible, one can achieve more than one realizes. Each new idea and a new skill learned builds on the last in a unique way – giving each of us our own distinct features.
As these compound, they grow in number, and become more diverse, yet remain an integral part of the same system – creating harmony and interdependence as we evolve.