Sunday with ET: “The stronger the ego, the stronger the sense of separateness between people. The only actions that do not cause opposing reactions are those that are aimed at the good of all. They are inclusive, not exclusive. Then join; they don’t separate. They are not for my country but for all of humanity, not for “m religion but for the emergence of consciousness in all human beings, not for “my” species but for all sentient beings and all of nature.” E. Tolle from A New Earth
Good Afternoon:..It’s been a great father’s day. My son and wife were her for brunch, I got an Amazon gift card and a hug. Father and son relationship are ancient and deep, cosmic in fact. The great paradox and impossible knot to cut is how can there be the One and Two at the same time. How can the son be a unique and separate individual and still be one with the Father? Jesus did it, when he said; I and the Father are One.
We need to look at Father as a metaphor meaning the World, the One reality. Let there be but one Father. The One without a second. So how does the son become One and yet also be unique. You can’t be Unique and be the Whole at the same time. Do you see the knot here? To be unique means to stand out as unique; but to stand out means to be separate from the All.
Here like the great fault line in Fathers and Sons, and between me and the world. The stronger the Ego desire to be the unique One, the greater the separation from the Father, and the greater the suffering for having turned one’s back upon the Father. And, of course, for the egoic human father, the greater the suffering when he turn his back on the Son.
There are rare moments in the life of the Father and the Son when they embrace and become One. When that happens, the Sun goes into an eclipse and the earth dims its lights, the street lights come on and the birds fall into a hush. The whole earth pauses in wonder.