“It is just your mind that says you are here and I am there. In truth we are one with everything.” Shunryu Suzuki
Life… in truth… is all-pervasive and all-encompassing. It is neither here nor there… but rather everywhere. Wherever you look… whatever you see… is the same life in one form or another. It could be said that there is nothing but life and all else is delusion.
In non-wakefulness… our minds are used to define our perception. With limited awareness… we lose sight of the whole and perceive only the parts. Our definitions then become illusorily dualistic. We separate life from one form to another… as in you are here and I am there. But this is fraudulent perception and definition.
Rather… cultivate wakefulness and open your perception to holistic life. Experience that there is only one life… as all and everything. Then your definition will follow your truthful holistic perception and you will say that there is only one… one life.
This week… endeavor to live more wakefully and cultivate the holistic perception of life. Then observe as your definitions express your more truthful experience of the oneness of all life. Such is the nature of holistic experience.
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