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Josef K. # Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:52 am

It’s both a fascinating and difficult question. I think the difficulty of answering it comes from the fact that I don’t know why you assume we are all one. I think the answer to your question differs depending on your reasoning behind your idea that we are all one. For instance, it could be that you believe that we are all one because you have had a spiritual experience in which this became clear. In that case only you could answer your question because there is nobody but you who has had that particular spiritual experience. Therefore, you are the only one who could interpret it. On the other hand, it could also be that your conviction that we are all one stems from philosophical reasoning. There are a lot of philosophers who have argued in different ways that we are one. Examples are Spinoza and possibly Hegel and Plato. The problem is, if the latter is the case, that the answer to your question depends on what philosophical grounds you have based your assumption that we are all one. Spinoza, for instance, would say that there is no other reason for everything being one than that it’s just the way it is. Hegel, on the other hand, would roughly say that the we are all the expression of an underlying spirit that is trying transcend itself. Anyway, maybe I am over-analyzing things but all I am trying to say is, I think you should first try to figure out why you think we are all one and maybe then an answer will arise. I hope this helps.