Oct 4, 2019
If all is one, why does everything seem so separate? Is there not a body here, and what’s not a body, over there? Are there not countless things, each separate from the other? A table, a couch, a plant, a lamp, a car, people, animals, etc. How in the world could this all be one, when each looks so distinct, separate, and individual?
The only reason it appears this way, is because that’s how we were taught to see the world, to separate one appearance from another. We gave this part of the appearance one name and that part another, until we’ve divided all appearances into each having their own definitions, from the biggest to the smallest, classified and sorted among their own categories.
Appearances didn’t come into existence with a name tag on them, these tags were learned later on. A body, car, lamp, dog, table, these are just fabricated labels which the mind is extracting from one image. Depending on what’s appearing in that image, those labels are always changing. From those labels, a whole artificial world is created. It’s within that artificial world of data, that the conceptualized person, the ‘I’, the ego, finds his home.
To analyze and label, is attempting to slice up and translate reality into a language the mind can understand, which is extremely limited. To not lose anything in translation, give up the need to translate what’s being seen, and just see. To see from a place of wholeness, is to simply see all as it is, without attributing it a story. With no story, you cease mentally dividing reality into pieces, and all is seen as it truly is, one undivided whole.