The circle is the most common and universal sign, found in all cultures. It is the symbol of the sun in its limitless and boundless aspect.
The circle has no beginning, no end, and no divisions, making it the perfect symbol of completeness, eternity, and the soul. The circle is also the symbol of boundary and enclosure, completion, returning cycles, protection, inclusion, and community.
If people stand in a circle long enough, eventually they will begin to dance George Carlin
As the current global situation has taught us, we are creatures that crave community, connectedness, belong, and something with other creatures like us. Humans are social creatures; we gravitate towards each other for protection, camaraderie, and self-worth. Without these instincts, we would be extinct. To love and serve the community is a respectable act. When on the path of heart wisdom, it’s helpful to connect with other souls to share words, chants, or meals.
A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.