“When we look deeply into a sheet of paper, we see that it’s full of everything in the cosmos: the sunshine, the trees, the clouds, the earth, the minerals, everything—except for one thing. It’s empty of one thing only: a separate self.
The sheet of paper cannot be by itself alone. That is why the word inter-be can be more helpful than the word be.
In fact, to be means to inter-be.
The sheet of paper cannot be without the sunshine, cannot be without the forest. The sheet of paper has to inter-be with the sunshine, to inter-be with the forest.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh from Fear
If we look deeply enough, we see everything. It is all connected.
We are all part of this amazing world of interbeing. Yet how easy to forget as we become self absorbed with our little self.
Here’s to embracing this truth more and more every day.