“How are we supposed to treat others? There are no others.” ~ Ramana Maharishi
This is coming up for me strongly as I consider all my relationships. It is this innate experience of “othering” and the divides that I feel, and the connection I feel when I can really feel these words.
“There is no loneliness once we realize that the whole world and everything in it is mothers and fathers as deep as the dirt beneath our feet. The whole planet is nothing but mothers and fathers of every possible species who have passed before us into the dark. And, we ourselves are no one but those very mothers and fathers come back into the light.” ~ Clark Strand, Waking Up to the Dark