All beings have been our mothers

It is incredible to entertain the possibility that we have many lives. For this means many mothers. And where are they now? Look around you. They are here, and there, and everywhere. All beings have been our mothers, not just once, but many times. The feeling of interconnectedness that comes from this notion is mind blowing. We are actually one human family of brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons. This way of thinking brings us much closer to others, strengthening our love and compassion.