We are dependent
What came to me last night is how dependent we all are. Growing up is of course becoming independent, and in some aspects it may take a lifetime. However, beyond that independence is a joke.
Just consider how long we can survive without air, water, or food. And those also depend on so many things, like the sun, the atmosphere and the whole of society. We all want to be independent, but the whole strive just leads to separation. Independence doesn't exist. But when we have so-called securities such as income, it's easy to believe in independence. And even in hard times it's attractive to hang on to the idea that we could be independent in the future. If we believe in independence, we can believe in independent others and not care for them. The seeing of dependence leads to love and freedom from separation.