Namaste. This means the All in me greets the All in you. Its very useful to remind ourselves we are all connected, none superior and none inferior in the All of which we are a part. Lets talk about connecting with the zAll.

When you connect your consciousness with the consciousness of the All, the feeling of recognition and affinity is palpable, and the access to an unlimited source of inspiration and power is seductive. One could desire to retreat from the default world altogether, and simply enjoy the harmony and peace to the exclusion, as much as possible, of the default world. But the “permanent vacation” is what follows life. It doesn’t do as a replacement.

There is much here in the chaos of life that demands our attention. Indeed, requires our compassion. Mandates we engage with all of our exceptional capacities in not only resolving the causes as we are able, but also in reducing the attendant suffering and/or supporting healing of spirit and body of all living beings that suffer, for whatever reason.

All life is sentient. That is the least of it. This much should be obvious. Yet many many people fail to experience this. How can this be? They have the physical and mental equipment necessary. Yet they dump unwanted kittens into a potato sack and drop them in a lake, and walk away as if nothing much happened, and aren’t they good for getting rid of those unwanted kittens?

Indifference kills. I do not doubt indifference is a greater contributor to violence and unmitigated suffering than all the anger that ever was all together. Indifference, like boredom, is not a natural or healthy state.

For the rest of this day, a good practice would be to notice your own responses. What does your indifference show you? Use that.

Life requires my attention. To be continued.

2 thoughts on “Connecting with the All: Part 1

    1. Richard, I believe your soul is intact and with you on your path. You have not lost your soul. But what you experience in the desert is the recognition of your oneness with the All. The trick is to find that connection in other contexts, like your woodsy backyard in the Northwest.

      Thank you for sharing one aspect of your own experience. Company of kindred souls is so enriching.


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