“Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return.” – David Fontana
How many times have you thought or said to someone “Oh they are not like us.” We have a better way of thinking or live a better life. I have always struggled with being judgemental of myself and others and from this comes the illusion that we are separate from one another, that we are superior in some way.
If we realised that we are all connected and that we are one with the universe, you would find, you would not judge others but embrace them as your teachers.
“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
― Wayne Dyer
Understanding oneness is a difficult concept. We are all so different and have set ourselves apart from one another in so many ways. How can we begin to understand how to connect.
Oneness is including everything around you and allowing others to live according to their true nature. It is the gift to see we are connected to our environment, to earth, to sky to all living energy but if don’t look for it you don’t see it.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
It is accepting that we are different and when we allow this difference in others, we learn from each other and live to our true potential.
How we make use of this opportunity depends upon the degree of our participation, how much we are prepared to give ourselves to the work that needs to be done, to the freedom that needs to be lived.
The realisation that every act, every word, every thought of ours not only influences our environment and each other.
The tremendous responsibility of it is huge. Most of us believe that this disconnection will not affect our own life.
If all of us only knew that the smallest act of ours, or a tiny thought, has such far-reaching effects as to set in motion forces which perhaps could shatter a galaxy…If we know it deeply and absolutely, if this realisation becomes engraved permanently on our hearts, on our minds, how careful we would act and speak and think.
How precious life would become in its integral oneness.
Don’t try to understand Oneness. You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realisation” is enlightenment. – Eckhart Tolle