13 August, 2008
Ive thought about this idea for a long time but have always found it hard to describe to people. We view ourselves as separate and that goes for our souls too. We think that because our bodies are separate that our souls must be as well. Ive often thought that this might be wrong, or at least different from what we perceive. We feel separate from everything else but we are one and the same. We derive our consciousness from the same place. So if this is true then really the feeling you have of the being inside you is the same inside me and the next guy. We are all exactly the same being only in separate bodies with separate life stories. We go our whole lives becoming so different from one another we have started failing to see the likenesses.
The feeling of love is the feeling that brings us closer to ourselves. When we sit in nature and view it with love we start to realize through feeling that we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. Fear is the feeling of separateness. It breeds depression, violence and survival instincts. The need to try very hard to survive because you forget who you are. We give ourselves the gift of forgetting who we are because its the yin to the yang. We need the glass to be half empty and half full. This is the core idea behind why Buddhists say to love the good people and the bad. The ones who live in sadness have forgotten the way of the light.