“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. They join; they don’t separate. They are not for “my” country but for all of humanity, not for “my’ religion but for the emergence of consciousness in all human beings, not for “my” species but for all sentient beings and all of nature.” Ekchart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
When the ONE is divided into two contradictory halves, each believing its half is a stand alone truth, yet at the same time mutually dependent upon the other view, a tension is generated which creates time that kicks the tension down the road in a tin can full of words that hope its words can stop time and end the pain of the division in the Original One.
Living entirely in time is very, very painful because we have lost our transcendent reference to the Original Now that is timeless. Once the cleavage of the Now happens, we wrap our sausage in a Story that perpetuates in time so we feel the power of our separate existence as something special. Our attention focused on tomorrow, we have no idea what we are actually doing—except that we know we hurt.
The life has been dismembered and we don’t know how to put it back together with the knife.