Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.
The basis of the Vedic worldview is that there only is One thing. That this One thing is all that there is. The Veda also says that there is the Divine. The Divine exists as well. Call it God, call it nature, call it universe, the Divine exists, there is only One thing, therefore this One thing must in fact be the Divine. There is no way around that.
And every major religion says this same thing: that God is omnipresent. Every place and every time.
And I seem to exist. I’m sitting here, writing this. You are sitting where you are, reading this. I exist. The Divine exists. There is only one thing. This doesn’t mean that I am God. It does mean, however, that I am of God. It means that whatever God is, is inclusive of me. So if God is going to be in this moment, God is going to have to come through me.
The greatest teachers I know say that the movement of God in this world is love. They say there is no problem that cannot be solved with the application of enough love. I am of God. If love is going to be in this equation at this moment, I’m the one who is going to have to bring it. There is only one thing. I am of that one thing. I’m the one who has to bring love.
And when I bring this love to any situation, then the rest of the universe has an opportunity to see that love as a tent pole around which it can begin to build. The people with whom I interact have an example of a way to look at the world that is other than the way the collective is seeing it; an alternative to the despair and anger that often times is so easy.
Whatever is happening, whatever I may feel about it, my response always must include love.