BY SOFO ARCHON
Most people identify themselves with their body, not realizing how interconnected they are with everything that exists. Unaware of their unity with the world, they feel alienated and scared that at some point they will cease to exist.
There is a story about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this terrible”, the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him: “Why do you look so sad?” The first wave says: “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?”
The second wave says: “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean.”
You are not just a body, you are part of the universe — or, in a sense, you are the universe itself.
Story credit: Mitch Albom
Image credit: Cameron Bathory
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