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  1. Shalini

    To see others with compassion and grace and less judgement.

    2 years ago
  2. O.Christina

    Then you are my brother and my sister, no matter what. No basic feeling of separation. Peace and Love prevails then all over. Paradise now, so to speak!

    2 years ago
  3. sparrow

    I do,
    mostly.
    The only time i need reminding
    is when I come up against conflict,
    and then conflict reminds me.

    2 years ago
  4. Malag

    It allows some humility to emerge in me. I spent a chunk of my life thinking I am different, better, smarter alternating with its bedfellow: the thought that I am not worthy. It took me a while to realise that we are all ultimately cut from the same cloth. So any differences are the accidents of birth, nurture and what life throws at us. Entitlement then goes out the window. If people didn’t feel so entitled (me included) the world would be a safer and more just place.

    2 years ago
  5. Maeve

    Not sure that it is life changing for me to contemplate this. Maybe at some point, when I am more enlightened…

    However, it is a reminder that we are all born as helpless babies, no matter our station in life, we all have human needs, and will all die.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thanks, Maeve, for your honest answer.

      2 years ago
  6. Dusty Su

    When you hurt, I hurt. When you are happy, safe, recognized, so too am I.

    2 years ago
  7. Kristi

    To recognize that we are all human and we all have the same basic needs. We all should be treated equally and like we matter. The mental health of all would be much improved!

    2 years ago
  8. Toni

    To love our neighbor as our self, not instead or or better than but with equal concern and respect.

    2 years ago
  9. Don Jones

    It means living a life based on seeing things as they really are.

    2 years ago
  10. J
    Jenn

    Ideally we could all co-exist peacefully amongst each other and also see ourselves as whole and be there to support one and other more. Keeping this at the forefront of our perspective would allow us to be more accepting of each other’s differences because at the end of the day we are more similar than not.

    2 years ago
  11. Cathie

    Though I believe this to be true, living that truth is sometimes difficult. I just read something that feels to fit if one believes that we are all from the same source…
    “I don’t have to agree with everything you say, but I should at least attempt to understand it – for the opposite of mutual understanding is quite simply war” – Ken Wilbur

    2 years ago
  12. John T

    This was a powerful contemplation for me. All are family, in the same boat together, hang in there for each other over the long haul in a “Good Shepard” way, connected thru helpful and not helpful ripples of words/deeds. Other meaning but these are the first ones to come to mind.

    2 years ago
  13. GratefulOne

    It would remind us that all human beings are brothers and sisters. We are all the same. It might bring more unity and peace. Less division. Less looking at people perceived “not the same” as “other”. If we lived life from the knowledge that we are all from one source, we would see no one as a stranger- just a friend that we have not met yet! We could say “you are a part of me”. A fine ideal to strive for, I think.

    2 years ago
  14. Linda

    While we may have all come from the same source we are not the same. We make choices throughout our lifetimes that take us down different paths. Some choose well, many do not. Many have no choice at all.

    2 years ago
  15. Carol

    I’ve believe that Creation is One and is on going and hopefully, evolutionary but I always remind myself that though life has one source, we are not all born into the same circumstances. A couple of poems by Danusha Lameris come to mind: “Nothing Wants to Suffer” and “Small Kindnesses.” Google her. It’s worth your time.

    2 years ago
    1. Malag

      Thanks Carol these poems resonate. I love getting poetry recommendations of a calibre like this.

      2 years ago
    2. Mica

      Different circumstances – Thank you, Carol – that’s always good to remember, isn’t it?
      I got this in an email today:
      Answer to Does being White simply mean you identify as White and most people see you as White? Is that all there is to it? by Lee Thé
      https://www.quora.com/Does-being-White-simply-mean-you-identify-as-White-and-most-people-see-you-as-White-Is-that-all-there-is-to-it/answer/Lee-Th%C3%A9?ch=99&share=3e04a363&srid=s2CW

      2 years ago
  16. Ryan

    It might mean, strengthening of the faith in the cosmic connectedness of all things.
    It might mean, that compassion & empathy to all things is expressed much more freely by all.

    2 years ago
  17. SK

    It would mean a collective sigh of relief that there is hope for humanity. No more ‘Youinverse” life centered on limited knowledge and exaggerated egos. it would mean that at last we see God in every face we encounter.

    2 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      Perhaps the term Youniverse is misinterpreted, SK. It’s meant to explain the shared, more general, impersonal, and collective characteristics of our experience; where the divisions between what we think of as the ego identity’s “I” and everything else in the context of time and space are virtually erased. We perceive the universe, as it were, is some vast space “out there”, where the Youinverse is a state of being.

      2 years ago
  18. Javier Visionquest

    Yes, I’ve been on to the Youniverse’s “little secret” for decades and have lived every day accordingly despite the objective evidence of isolation within a physical form and cultural bias toward “rugged individuality” and self aggrandizement. I still suffer disagreements, breakdowns, and all imaginable quandaries but I’m confident that these minor and subjective differences are an important aspect to our live’s purpose. Apparently, the same basic energetic misunderstanding that creates a perception of space through ego identification and duality would naturally separate us from the experience of simultaneous oneness and unity. Every possibility there ever was and could ever be would happen at once: Eternity

    2 years ago
  19. Lioness

    No hate or divisions, simply love and respect for each other no matter our differences.

    2 years ago
  20. Patricia

    There is no “us” and “them”….

    2 years ago
  21. DeVonna

    There is such a great comfort derived from knowing I am just part of the vast community of humanity that has inhabited this orb. For SO many years I felt, fully, my orphan-ness. I can not explain to someone who has family how un-tethered I felt for so many years. Growing up with no parents, no siblings, no family to call my own… the sense of being adrift was profound.

    When I became a Christian I had the gradual experience of being part of a larger community, a world-wide community of Believers. The realization was, as I said, gradual, but also life-changing.

    2 years ago
  22. Holly in Ohio

    Today this question reminds me of the Golden Rule. In particular, I know someone in my life needs help, but they both do and do not want help. This question guides me to think with more compassion and gentleness, and to think what it would be like if our positions were reversed.

    2 years ago
  23. Michele

    Initially I felt this statement not true, however, we are all here to learn to love, be grateful, and have life experiences – both good and bad. Some are more privileged than others. We are born, we die…. everything in between matters:)

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      And, Michelle, we are all from one origin of life, here on Earth

      2 years ago
  24. Ed Schulte

    IT VERIFIES also the fact that all human beings are incarnated many, many, many time into human physical form , in all cultures , to get the lesson of “the prodigal son” each time. Any concept of ‘superiority’ or ‘exclusivity’ over other human beings simple means the lesson hasn’t been absorbed yet so the incarnations will continue …..and eventually …Theosis ( the one source ) is reached.

    2 years ago
  25. T
    Theresa

    Not sure that I take any comfort in this at all. Not sure I need this knowledge or want that knowledge. If a fact or a truth – not sure it is helpful in any way. I appreciate and value connection – however I don’t see that connection as being something that comes out of all of us coming from the same source.

    2 years ago
  26. Howie Geib

    The great paradox of my existence is the duality of being on the one hand a part of all life, connected and mutually dependent to the physical world in multiple complex ways, and being an individual with a particularity. This particularity is often likened to ‘the hand I have been dealt’ or some such. The adventure of the pilgrimage even on a crowded dusty path in the Pyrenees, is deeply personal. My biological brother and I are very much different. So the knowledge as stated brings with it wonder and amazement at how even so, we are prone to being special. And lastly, when I ponder on this unifying aspect of existence it eases the burden somewhat of my ultimate loneliness. For in the solitude the unity is somehow more poignant.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      I like that, Howie – the duality of being both individuals and also part of all life. Maybe I’ll remember being part of all life, as I fuss around as an individual

      2 years ago
  27. EJP

    We are ONE….no competition, no greed, no fear….only peace and harmony.

    2 years ago
  28. sunnypatti48317

    It’s the way I live my life now, knowing we are all from the same source. I appreciate how God, DNA, family, and so many things affect who we are as a person. It’s our own unique expression of the Divine that should be honored. Sometimes when I’m looking at the stars, I feel the oneness of this existence, and I just pray I’m doing my part to give back to the Whole of it all.

    2 years ago
  29. C
    Cliff

    For me there is comfort when I reflect on our “collectiveness” as human beings. While all unique in many ways, we also share many of the exact needs (oxygen, food, water, love, etc.). And this sharing of needs reminds me that in life’s true essence, we are united and that the same “Source”, be it God, a Higher Power, etc. is there with us.

    2 years ago
  30. Kevin

    From a biological and spiritual perspective, I already accept it as a given that we are all “from the same source.” However, it’s the journey we take, as people, from our beginnings to where we stand right now, today, that makes us who we really are. These distinctions, and yes, these differences, they matter and contribute greatly to the mosaic of humanity. We may all be from the same source, but let’s not strive for a monochromatic notion of our human existence.

    2 years ago

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