Tuesday, July 10, 2012


"Now, in our culture we've been trained for individual differences to stand out. So you look at each person and the immediate thought is...brighter, dumber, older, younger, richer, poorer, and we think of all these dimensional distinctions; put them in categories and treat them that way. And we get so that we only see others as separate from ourselves in the ways in which they are separate. And one of the dramatic characteristics of experience is being with another person and suddenly seeing the ways in which they are like you, not different from you, and experiencing the fact that which is essence in you and which is essence in me is indeed one. The understanding that there is no other. It is all one.
And I wasn't born Richard Alpert, I was just born as a human being, and then I learned this whole business of who I am. And whether I'm good or bad or achieving or not. All that's learned along the way."

Today has been a very philosophical day for me. I have been full of self exploring and explaining. This everything is so mind-blowing and capturing at the same time.

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