We Are Here to Awaken From the Illusion of Our Separateness – Part 2

In an article from a couple of years ago, If The Dalai Lama Was President…, I made the point that the leaders of the United States act as if they do not recognize their interbeing or interconnectedness with all things.

This flaw is a result of the illusion of separateness. As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”

This video makes it very clear that we are not separate.

The music is a little overwhelming, but the words make a lot of sense.

Alan Watts also talked about how we are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness, as well.

This video supports our need to recognized our interbeing, our interdependence.

What can you do today to connect with someone you love? Please share your thoughts, feelings, and questions.

Note: This video first appeared on Best Meditation Videos on September 30, 2012. It is reproduced here to strengthen the previous article, We are Here to Awaken from the Illusion of Our Separateness.

Books by Thich Nhat Hanh

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh

Drawn from original sources, Old Path White Clouds is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years. It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha’s enlightenment … [Read More…]

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