This emerged out of a conversation that Sangeeta and I had at Peter Donuts.
We often see the ‘distortion’ or ‘pain’ located in us or another person.
And we also know that it is in the ‘whole’.
There is a ‘me-ness’ .. and the very nature of the ‘me-ness’ is to identify – thats like a virus that prevents us from seeing the truth of oneness.
Just as there is a ‘one-ness’ which is ‘real’ experienced as ‘being’ .. there also seems to a
“one-ness” that could be better called “human-ness” which is our ‘self’ which feels separate and identifies.
It is important to hold the paradox of individual responsibility and seeing the whole.
You and I are part of life and the whole of life. The mind cannot capture this.
Sangeeta has written beautifully as she always does. Enjoy her serene reflections.. which will hopefully mirror something in the vastness of your being..
You may have felt that “this only happens to me”. “Only I know how this feels.” But it is not true.
As we peel away layers of our trapped emotions, patterns and limiting beliefs, we begin to see that there are many angles that contribute. While the details and intricacies will vary, there are common threads that unite our human experience.
Love is universal. As is suffering. We make it more real, solid and dense by becoming identified with it as ‘me’ and ‘mine’.
It is not only the apparent conditioning and environment that influences us. Traces of the culture, ethos, history and emotional experience of our ancestors are embodied in us. Our own energies carry information from across lifetimes and dimensions. The larger collective contributes to us in known and subtle, unknown ways and our own evolution contributes back to the collective.
We are tempted to cling to our…
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