99 On Connectedness

Beloved Tara,

It is in awareness that you make the real connections.
Everyone is connected, and everything.

If you can feel connected and see the divine of a sunset, or a forest, or a symphony, why can't you see the connection and the divine in talking with someone about The Simpsons or beer or fishing or the weather?

Why this hate?
What this isolation?
Your individuality is your own, but your pain, your joy, these are specifically not your own.
They are the common human experience.

Your experience of the phenomena of life is unique to you, but the phenomena themselves, the feelings and the events, they are common to all of us.
You must connect to your individuality within yourself, and to the unity with all life beyond yourself.

To reconcile these things is to each achieve the Mahamudra.