The root cause of all suffering is the sense of separate existence. We have a divisive
consciousness that perceives things as the me and the not me, the mine and the not mine, as my people and
yours, as my nation and yours. Having divided all things, we feel threatened by the other.
Fear in turn breeds war, conflict, and further forms of violence.
Are we then beyond redemption? Are we to remain a bunch of pessimistic philosophers or
apathetic onlookers bemoaning our collective doom? Not necessarily...
We, as a race, are on the brink of a colossal transition from one of separation to that of
Oneness. We would awaken from darkness to light, from untruth to truth. We would
realize the oneness of all living things.
Though each of us may live different lives, located away from each other in space and time, we
are biologically, emotionally, and spiritually one.
There is only one body. What happens to the animals in the seas happens to us--men and
women. What happens to the forests happens to us in our bodies, since our bodies and the trees are
made of the same earth. Are not our bodies moving clay forms endowed with intelligence?
A conscientious effort at healing the earth would manifest as the ultimate healing of our own
There is only one mind. This is the mind that has flowed through our forefathers, us, and
would in turn continue to live through our children and their progeny.
The collective torment or fear suffered by our own brethren in one part of the world would
manifest as sleeping or waking nightmares to someone elsewhere in the world. Our pleasures and
pains are interminably interlinked. We are one and cannot continue to live any further in an
illusion of separation.
There is only one consciousness. We live in a holographic universe. Every
individual, awakening into Oneness is automatically affecting a few thousand people, pushing them towards
the only sane alternative way of experiencing reality.
Our experience of reality, having changed, we would go on to discovering newer ways of living
and loving. We would create a better planet for the present and the future.
This is our shared destiny.