Do you really feel one with everything or is this just a concept for you?
Even though it is easy to see other human beings, for the most part, we still do not recognize that we share and are empowered by the same life force. We do not recognize consistently our unity of essence. When we take this beyond human beings, beyond the world of what we regard as living things, it becomes even more difficult to recognize oneness.
Yet even our own modern science teaches us that everything in essence is alive, is energy -- the same energy in one form or another. This is true whether it is the air we breathe, the seat upon which we sit, the clothes we wear, or the floor underneath our feet. All and everything in essence is the same life.
This life, this energy, is intelligent. It is a conscious energy, hence the term consciousness.
When scientists are at their craft with powerful enough instruments to look into the subtlest levels of life, what do they observe? They observe this energy that connects and relates all and everything in its oneness, but they also observe that the very nature of this energy is life and it is joyful. It is just a self-delighting energy, happy for no reason.
Isn’t it interesting that in the most ancient of the wisdom traditions of this planet, life is expressed as a play of consciousness? Everything is but a play of this playful energy that is the essence of all and everything. The bottom line, then, is that the happiness we seek is in truth the happiness that we already are.
So the principle ‘Unity in diversity’ is time-honored in human history through all cultures and all wisdom traditions and is now even validated by our own modern science. In truth, there is only one — one life, one consciousness, one joyous essence. As many mystics have expressed it, one blissful consciousness! So this lofty philosophical concept is as simple as this: stop thinking about Oneness as an abstract concept and just be happy for no reason, right here and right now. Then you’ve got it!
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