Our perspective is that there are solid and separate things each with an independent existence.
We experience ourselves as existing as an independent and completely separate being.
Whilst this is true in terms of how we interact
with each other and true in how we each take in energy separately as food and process it separately within our bodies - we
are not ultimately separate at all.
Consider a flower. Now, flowers do not exist floating in nothingness. They
exist only where there is soil of a certain type, where there is water in a certain amount, and with sunlight of a certain
duration and intensity.
These things all go with each other. They are a system, a unified field, what
you could call a flower/soil/water/sun, an organism/environment. But notice that we could also add a bee to our system, since bees do not exist where there are no flowers, and flowers
do not exist where there are no bees. They are really one thing, and they cannot exist in isolation.
And we could keep adding things,
until we had added everything.We could also add that the field and the sky are really part of the same system, and the sky and outer
space are connected and part of the same system, and so on and so on. Any division you make, any distinction you make, is
That isn`t to say to make divisions and distinctions is not necessary and useful.
Apart from anything
else we need to do that to have a system of communication between us. But what is important is that we are aware that
whenever we talk about anything we are talking about only a part of the complete picture. Just like if
we talk about a bee, it is useful to be able to do so, but in so doing we cut out a mass of the detail concerning a greater
and broader reality.
individual cell in your body can go around saying it`s independant from every other cell --- it takes in food, it converts
it and nourishes itself and reproduces. Sound familiar?