Science tells us everything is connected at a level deeper than our physical seeing or knowing can comprehend. Everything! Nothing, not one tiny atom, is left out.
Nothing lives in isolation from the rest—we are all joined together by the very nature of “what is.”
By probing the atom, the smallest bit of matter, science has found ‘an unbroken wholeness’ a subatomic level of something that refuses to be separated, and out of which everything springs.
Nobel Prize winning physicist, Max Planck, says, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such!”
Max Planck goes on to state that Mind is the matrix, the cause of all form. This is awesome!
I see Mind as the great Light out of which everything is formed.
Mind is the beginning of everything—all that is physical, formed.
It is the very Essence in which we “live and move and have our being.”
Mind is the numinous flow that reciprocates according to what it is given.
This great Mind is shaped by our thoughts, feelings.
Mind is the one flow of energy, current, that connects us all, like an underground stream that feeds all the waters, lands and continents.
And it’s not solid, fixed! It quivers, always waiting to shape what will be put into it.
Since we are all connected, you and I and everyone and everything, we can’t get away from the conditions and people we don’t like, try as we might, for they live in our mind, which lives in this one great Mind.
Due to the amazing, awesome oneness of all things, we need to find a way to live with others in harmony, because we can’t really escape them.
As the proverb goes, “An enemy sticks closer than a brother.”
So, how will we relate?
Einstein proved the theory of relativity many decades ago. Things seem a certain way, take a particular shape and form, because of where we are standing, or “seeing” from. It’s all relative!
Relationship depends on our view; how things seem from the where we stand.
As we change our position, things look different. We see a different aspect of the landscape.
Therefore what we are seeing isn’t all there is!
Take light for instance. As proved in the double blind experiments. (For more information, google double blind experiments) light takes the shape of either a particle or a wave, but not both at the same time.
Everything is relative to how the experiment is set up! That is astonishing!
Light is not something fixed, that can be defined as such and such. It is both—and probably much more.
So it is with you and I.
It depends on what we identify with at the moment.
Particles are separate. Or are they?
The wave is all inclusive—flowing into and through everything—connecting all the particles.
You and I are both a particle of light, seemingly separate, as well as the wave—one with everything and everyone.
When we identify as a particle, sensing our body that seems very separate, we forget we are still the wave, known from another perspective.
Everything is relationship. So, it is up to us how we are going to relate—from a separate particle? Or from the waviness (oneness) of our being—our nature?
Will we connect, or will we separate?
Connection brings us home to our heart.
Are our thoughts, words and actions aimed toward connecting? Or do they separate, distance ourselves from each other?
Separation causes suffering.
Will we remember that we all swim in the ocean of togetherness, wholeness—that we need each other for our wholeness?
It all depends on where we stand and how we are viewing life. Do we wish to connect? To find a way to relate?
This is the essence of compassion, of empathy.
What is our present point of view? For where we presently stand causes things to look the way we see them.
What is our attitude at this moment? Does this attitude connect or separate?
Examining our present view requires quieting the mind so that we can pay attention.
We sit down, shut up, and watch.
We are a unique and creative being. There is not another like us. And our view can change by shifting into another position and looking again.
This takes patience. It is the hero’s journey.
Each breath is new and gives us the ability to slow down and notice what our present attitude is.
Are we connecting to all life? Or trying to run away from what we don’t like and are not comfortable with?
It’s still here to be dealt with. It’s not going away.
“The irony is that what we most want to avoid in life is crucial to our awakening heart and mind.” Pema Chodrin
It’s up to us—you and I. There is a way.
The willingness to continually shift our view takes passion and much curiosity.
“In the truth of each other, there is a way out.” Mark Nepo