Thursday, June 21, 2012

#172 / Together

We are in this life "together," and while we are "individuals," of course, we misunderstand our actual situation if we forget that focusing on our individual existence is just one way of looking at things. There is definitely another angle from which to see reality. We are part of a greater whole.

It also turns out, based on the latest science, that we are "together" with a lot more life than we generally realize. According to an article that appeared in the June 14, 2012 edition of the Wall Street Journal, our physical bodies are sharing space with literally trillions of microbes. In fact, the microbes outnumber our human cells by a factor of something like ten to one.

So, we are not just individuals, and, as for the world we create, we are not "alone" there, either. We live within a Natural World that is not only outside us, but inside us, too. Like those trillions of microbes. That world pervades everything, and is the ultimate repository of the real.

We forget that at our peril.

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