we are suffering from an illness, a delusion. we believe and act as if we are separate, as if we can exist solely outside the reality of interdependence.
the truth is “ubuntu” – i am because we are.
when we see ourselves as separate from others, from nature, somehow set apart from life or above rather than among other life or in union with all life, we are more apt to objectify, to dehumanize others, to devalue all aspects of life. this causes harm, this causes suffering.
we are parts of a whole and it is going to take all of us who see the harm, who choose the path of open heartedness – of compassion – of kindness – of nonviolence, engaging and participating to turn the current tide of fear, anger, hate, aggression and violence.
awakening is collective, it is communal, it is embodied love.
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