If we are one, why do not we behave like one?
Question from the Internet:
“I thought we were one in the first place, so why is all this happening in this world today?”
There is a difference between our objective state — let’s say from Nature’s perspective, and how we actually perceive ourselves.
We can say that “we are one” and that humanity is a single, integrated and interdependent species within Nature’s fully integrated and interdependent system.
But at the same time, we all actually perceive ourselves as fiercely individualistic, independent and “standalone” beings. We have been pursuing individual freedom and rights for as long as we remember, and we all want to make our own calculations and decisions so we can act as freely and independently from others as possible.
And our proud, modern Western society is built upon this ethos of the free individual that can chase and fulfil one’s own dreams.
So how could so many proud and self-centred individuals be “one”?
And we are proving time and time again that we cannot be one.
Our self-serving and self-justifying egos have become so great and intense that today even the foundation of human society — the classical family — is broken. Individuals are against each other, while nations try to exploit and annihilate one another.
At the same time, from Nature’s viewpoint, we are still one. Nature’s strict laws that govern the general balance and homeostasis that life depends on treat humanity “as one,” forcing us into this globally integrated and interdependent world.
All ancient wisdom and teachings tell stories about humanity and a general system that is one, balanced and perfect.
At the same time, our stubbornly individualistic and bickering, mutually exploiting and self-destructing modern human system is heading for an explosion.
So what is next?
What will make us yield and change our perception of ourselves and the world and, as a result, change our relationship with one another?
Will it be a wise and proactive choice or a choice made as a result of intolerable suffering?