“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of others.” -Albert Einstein
|The Tai Chi for Balance & Health|
The new paradigm exemplifies Unity Consciousness and an awareness that we are not separate from one another, and by extension, we are not separated from the Earth. I think about it in those terms every so often, and interestingly, I am starting to get it. The question to myself goes something like: "How is that staggering homeless alcoholic connected to me? How is the tree connected to me? How is the cow on his way to the slaughter house connected to me? Or the Prince of Bhutan, or the children in Africa?" I can't answer that intellectually. But I can answer that emotionally. How does it feel to be connected? And why should I be bothered concerning myself with it: it is, after all, beyond my scope? But we are told that there is just a thin "veil" that separates us from the pure knowledge, the knowing, that we are ONE. I would love nothing more that to tear the veil aside and get a picture of that!