We Are Not Here to Be One: We Are Here to Be Many
We are not here to be One: We are here to be many. This quote be Story Waters really made an impression on me. It seems that in nonduality circles there is always an emphasis placed on Oneness (of course thats why its called nonduality) but what I am getting at is that often Oneness can be turned into a philosphy be which to live by. In other words, we are all One so I should operate from this premis. But a true realization of Oneness does not dictate a code or procedural lifestyle. It is the freedom to be the Many. We were intended to come to find the truth of our true nature than live it individually. We need to celebrate our uniqueness and embrace our desires and goals so that the One that is temporarily manifesting as the many is able to experience the exhultation of knowing itself as many. Why would we deprieve ourselves as Oneness of that experience? The ignorance of our true nature is expressed as desires; following these desires can often lead us to our true nature either by realizing them or failing to. So I say Seek and celebrate the seeking for it is the quiet whisper of your True Nature calling you home, but not to stay there but to go back out and play.