We Are All Interconnected More So Than We Could Ever Imagine
Today I was having a very interesting conversation with a co-worker of mine today at work. First, we were on the subject of the ever increasing trend of conversion from meat-hounding to veganism. Then we inadvertently dove into the subject of the spiritual connection of all human beings on the planet. We are all interconnected. Now, what exactly do I mean when I say that? Here are my thoughts. Allow me to explain…
We are all interconnected. I think it’s absolutely mind-blowing how we as human beings have developed a sense of self-identity that has gone completely overboard to not only exclude ourselves from the rest of society but to also glorify ourselves over others. Of course, it’s always a good thing to be able to properly identify yourself and be comfortable in your own skin with who you are. But there was a point in time in human history, even for a faint span on the timeline, when we regarded ourselves as ONE. Instead of self-identifying we identified ourselves as a WHOLE according to a “species”. Today, you have people who are not only self-identifying themselves as gratification over others to demoralize but also identifying OTHERS of who THEY should be! Instead of accepting that person for who they have already self-identified themselves as. There are many examples I can provide that can help you better understand the importance of how “identity crisis” can have a negative effect on society. And how we should go backwards beyond ego and stop thinking highly of ourselves, but rather think about how we can help others and not become a nuisance to others through false self-identification of self and others. Let’s stop asking ourselves, who are we? And instead ask ourselves, who are we not?
We are all interconnected. Take a relationship for example. Say, you have two people who just went on a marvelous, lavish date and one of them mentioned the helpless habit that they possess of wearing nothing but blue clothing every single day. No other colors, just straight blue clothing. And at that given moment the other person hears this and just laughs it off like it’s no problem at all. About a year goes by into the relationship, and that same person who at first laughed it off like it was no big deal, has now brought it to their partners’ attention that they should no longer wear blue clothing. What was once an ignored statement that went through one ear and out the other, has now become a major problem. The person in the relationship wearing the blue clothing hears this and refuses to change their habit for the other person. The other person becomes enraged and starts becoming emotionally abusive, threatening to leave the other person if they do not change their style of clothing. What can we conclude from this scenario?
First off, the other person in the relationship gave off the impression that they accepted their mate for wearing only blue clothing on the first date. But over time, in their minds, they slowly developed a sense of false identity for this person who they have established a relationship with. First, they demoralized the person and then demanded that the person changes in an attempt to mold their identity to what was “fit” in their own mind. Sigh…why can’t love be selfless and unselfish?
“Instead of focusing on our similarities as human beings, we put an immense focus on our differences. We completely forgot about the period in time when we set aside our differences and disallowed it to be our primary focus.”
We are all interconnected. What’s even more baffling is that the person wearing the blue clothing hears this, and is in awe at the fact that their loved one would even threaten to leave them simply because of a choice of apparel they made. But then as time passes, they realize that they have established this self-identity for themselves long before they even met them, and lived a drama free life with no outside judgments. So why has this other person placed themselves in such high regard to have the audacity to control another person’s identity?
This is the rising problem that I see in today’s world. Instead of focusing on our similarities as human beings, we put an immense focus on our differences. We completely forgot about the period in time when we set aside our differences and disallowed it to be our primary focus. But only to focus on survival itself. “We Are All Inter-connected More So Than We Could Ever Imagine.” You’d think that we are all different due to language barriers, skin color, origin, etc. But what we all possess from within is a thousand times more complex than what the five senses can perceive through the physical, tangible world. Our minds and our hearts all share an interconnected network that is so complex that we could not even begin to grasp the science behind it. Have you ever wondered why you dream of people who you’ve never seen before in real life? Maybe there is another person on the other side of the world sharing this alternate reality with you. Or maybe there is another person in an alternate universe sharing this experience with you in the continuum of time at that very moment. In fact, I remember reading an article not too long ago that stated that scientists are actually considering making the claim that dreams should be considered an alternate reality due to the fact that we spend twenty years of our lives in a dream state. So in theory, there could actually be multiple realities that we are all experiencing on a daily basis. To go deeper into this, I truly believe that there is a neural network that every soul on this planet is experiencing simultaneously in our dream state in the same way we experience social networking in our awoken state.
“When we drive to work in the morning, and when we drive home from work in the evening, we have made the subconscious decision to be led by faith to believe that every single person on the road will drive safely and follow the rules.”
We are all interconnected. When we drive to work in the morning, and when we drive home from work in the evening, we have made the subconscious decision to be led by faith to believe that every single person on the road will drive safely and follow the rules. This faith is a re-occurrence every single day of our lives and it never stops. But somewhere, at some point, there is a person who walked out the door with that same glimmer of faith, but was rushing instead because they were late to work, because they made the subconscious decision to oversleep. Resulting in the subconscious decision to drive to work recklessly, which has now made them a danger to everyone else on the road; only to cause a fatal accident miles before reaching their destination. These series of subconscious decisions alone has now affected EVERYONE. All it takes is ONE person! Why? Because this person alone has completely broken the neural network of “faith” that we all shared upon leaving our homes. And now a life was lost in the aftermath of this choice. This person has put aside our “similarities” of the safety net for survival on the road, and instead put their focus on the “differences” by undervaluing the lives of others. I don’t know how many cases and events in the history of mankind that confirms this. NORMALLY, this person has routinely self-identified themselves as a “safe driver”, but one random morning because they were running late, chose to completely change their identity of self to a dangerous self-image that has affected the life of another person. Drunk drivers do this all the time. It’s a selfish, NON-selfless conscious decision to break the chain of interconnectivity that is needed in order to thrive as a society by driving drunk on the road, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths of innocent lives, if not more, per year. A person who has chosen to commit suicide has now affected the lives of many. In actuality, what they have done is committed a murderous act of a loved one especially if they were loved by others, and others who are on the VERGE of suicide will hear of this and could be pushed closer to the edge. These are all prime and perfect examples of how interconnected as human beings we truly are and how our decisions affect us as ONE. What we self-identify as can affect everyone. Whether it be good or bad. Because others can be influenced and affected by our thoughts, our actions, and others can also replicate our identity which causes it to spread. It doesn’t have to always be someone else attempting to change OUR identity of self, more often than not it’s the self-identity we put upon ourselves as individuals. And the cycle continues…
We are all interconnected.
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