all the same substance
Image credit: Agoes Antara

How can we be separate
when we’re the same substance, body and soul,
collections of the same atoms
and channels of the same soul force?

Let’s be like children
whose beings are too empty
to be filled with distinctions
too open to be closed off by prejudice
too fluid to be cogged up with concepts –
so whole and so connected that they don’t need to build
a fortress of identity.

What is it that separates us?
Only the illusion of identity –
only the illusion of separateness

~ Steve Taylor


Today, let us embrace the all-knowing naive child within us.

Be kind. Have fun. Laugh.


12 comments on “The Same Substance

  1. More “we” and more “whee!”

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  2. I love this, Val. It’s perfect in its question and answer. The image is amazing. So joyous! I can’t help smiling.

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  3. Yes so true, the only separation is in our crazy minds!! I’m dancing away my separations Val 💃🏼💃🏼💕

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  4. Fabulously penned!

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  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    That image is so great. Can’t help but connect with the child seeing that. I am so fortunate to live in a place where my inner child can play and run free. Then there has to be an inner grown up in charge when I have to do stuff like pay bills.

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    • So true Mary. 💛 Sometimes our inner grown up takes over and we lose touch with the innocence, joy and connection of our inner child. I’m happy can play and run free with her where you live 😊

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