A simple way for me to elucidate our connection to each other, is with these three words…. ‘THE LION KING’.
As one of the best (popular opinion) animated feature films ever made, it repeatedly highlights ‘The Circle of Life’.
Being that we are supposedly, the smartest species on the planet, how is it, so many of us, through racism and prejudice, do not yet realize the bond we have with each other.
As Mufasa explains to his young son Simba…
Mufasa: “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.”
Simba: “But, Dad, don’t we eat the antelope?”
Mufasa: “Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.”
If we are all connected by way of our connection to the Earth, then it stands to reason that hatred for another person, is indirect hatred toward yourself.
In the circle of life, there lies the teachings of KARMA……(Blog ensued).