How can we be unique individuals and also be part of a cosmic interconnected field of energy? Actually, we already have lots of experience at this. For example, we are members of our family and of social groups, communities and nations, each with their own distinct characteristics. Yet we share ideals, views, and emotions that cross any of these boundaries. We all know how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one, and we can all share that sense of grief. Just as we can feel thrilled at another’s accomplishments in music or sports.

 Why does this matter? The more we are able to sense our interconnectedness, the more we understand that others are part of ourselves and so we become less likely to harm them. What helps you feel grounded in yourself and interconnected with others at the same time?