My dear brothers and sisters, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. So what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.
- Thomas Merton
Thich Nhat Hanh tells a story of a rose and a trash heap. (What the heck does that have to do with one-ness???!! You might ask. Stay with me.)
Although they appear very different, the rose and the trash are, in fact, the same. They are one.
Once the rose deteriorates it becomes trash. Which becomes compote (aka trash). Which feeds the rose.
And so it is with us, my dear friends. Although we all may look different at times, we are one and the same. Feeding each other in love and gratitude. Moving the collective consciousness to all that is good in this world.
Thank you for nourishing the world with your goodness my beloveds. Namaste!