Although it is may be easier to think that we are ‘better’ than ‘that person or those people over there’, it is empowering to realise how similar we all really are. This is our question for today: are we really so different, or am I, in actual fact, Just Like You?
In this week’s episode of Getting Naked With Nate:
- Are you alive or are you dreaming?
- Learning to let go…
- How I came to understand my bullies
- And so much more…
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The butterfly story:
“Once upon a time, I, Zhuangzi, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhuangzi. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.” (source)
A commentary on the Snake in the Garden of Eden:
The Yetzer Hara is our coach. Any rational person would desire a worthy opponent to overcome. Therefore the original snake was almost human, walking on legs, speaking intelligently, and able to present a world view alternate to God’s. In that sense, the snake is the ultimate servant of God and man. He is the force which gives us the ability to choose between two worldviews — as long as the choice is balanced and the snake is not too difficult to overcome. (source)
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