We are not separate from the environment. The environment is not separate from us. We are not separate from the earth, water, and sky. The earth, water, and sky are not separate from us. You are not separate from me. I am not separate from you. The animals, fish, and birds are not separate from me. I am not separate from the animals, fish, and birds. Why do we get frightened and think there is separation? Why do we become defensive and think there is us and them? Please be aware of your attitudes and correct these gross mistakes. It does not mean we are identical. Rather that we are interconnected. We depend on each other, whether it is other human beings, animals, fish, birds, trees, soil, water, or air. We are all connected. We are not separate.
As I review some of my posts I realize they are all interconnected. We keep circling back to similar interrelated topics albeit from different perspectives. This is awesome! The Buddha’s teachings are like a giant […]
Everyone has a kernel of goodness within – everyone, even the meanest people. We are products of our environment. Harsh environments produce harsh responses. We distinguish between the person and the actions. Thus respect and […]