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With others, With Spirit, With yourself

No coming, no going

From Plum Village:

“No coming, no going, no after, no before.

I hold you close to me, I release you to be so free.

Because I am in you, and you are in me.

Because I am in you, and you are in me.”

I weeped the first time I heard this song. The message of interconnectedness and unity is so strong in this song. 

Sometimes it’s so hard to embrace our oneness in a world that so wrapped around individuality and separateness. All I want to do most of the time is to survive and not drown. But the realisation is that noone can force me to drown. One can only cause a turbulent sea in my life but I get the power to decide to either swim or drown. At times, I would have to swim hard over extended periods of time, and at other times, I can gracefully float. I have the power to choose. And I choose to stay afloat. Always.

This song also reminds me of my dad. Even though he has left his physical body, he is still energetically very much present in my life. He has immersed fully into oneness as he left his vessel and the more I connect to the stillness within, the closer I get to him too. He and I are no different. You and I are no different. We are all of the same essence.