Category Archives: Separateness

From Language 2.0 to Language ∞

We’re immersed in language like fish in water. I often use that analogy to describe how blind we are to the linguistic world in which we swim, how its structure enables our being in the way that the ocean enables … Continue reading

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How Do We Speak from Wholeness?

Did you choose to believe that you’re a separate being from everybody else? No, that was so firmly established both by your experience of yourself as a young child and by how others treated you, then reinforced by language that separates I from You, that you just take it for granted that we’re all separate. If we’re not separate, how do cast aside the language crutch that keeps us thinking and talking as if we are separate? How do we speak from wholeness–both individual wholeness and wholeness of the Universe? Continue reading

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The Default State of Being Human

Arjuna Ardagh asks, “What have we come to accept as the default state of being human?” then answers, “Most agree that human consciousness is characterized by an unnatural sense of separateness, a sense of a ‘me’ and a ‘not me.’ We act as though we are separate from the source itself, from the divine. On the basis of this feeling of separation stands everything else that feels abhorrent to the heart—child abuse, domestic violence, people lying to and cheating each other, environmental degradation, war. All of these things arise from this feeling of ‘me’ and ‘them’ as separate, or ‘me’ and ‘the planet’ as separate” Continue reading

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