The roots of all living things are tied together

treeThe roots of all living things are tied together deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. This understanding is expressed in the term nonduality. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self- identity, a self that does not include sun, and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another. We cannot exist without the the presence and support of the interconnecting circles of creation — the geosphere, the biosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the sphere of our sun. All are related to us. We depend on each of these spheres for our very existence.

 By Joan Halifax, from The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom


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