13 July 2014

Our Connection


We share the –
Same earth, same history
Same origin, same destiny
Same ancestor, same life
Same brain, same mind

Our outer experiences may be different,
But our inner experiences are same
Our stories may be different,
But our emotions are same
Our pain and pleasures are same
Our joy and miseries are same
Our fear and struggles are same

When I see our –
Pride and ego
Insecurity and jealousy
Anger and aggression
Revenge and scheming
I realize –
Our survival tendencies are same
Our desperate attempts are same

When I see you, I recognize –
How I want many things from others,
Forgetting what they want from me
How I judge the attitudes of others,
Forgetting my attitude towards others

When I see you, I realize –
How I cling to my views and opinions
How I want friendship in my terms
How I demand love in my terms
How I lead communication in my terms
How I expect life in my terms

When I see you, I understand –
How we misunderstand each other
How we mistrust each other
How we fight with each other
How we destroy each other
Not realizing –
Our connection with each other

3 comments:

CorTexT said...

"Never give up on anyone or anything" -- Chogyam Trungpa

"All the wars, all the hatred, all the ignorance in the world come out of being so invested in our opinions. And at bottom, those opinions are merely our efforts to escape the underlying uneasiness of being human, the uneasiness of feeling like we can't get ground under our feet. So we hold on to our fixed ideas of this is how it is and disparage any opposing views." -- Pema Chodron

"If you want to change the world, start with yourself" -- Gandhi

Anonymous said...

As your previous posts, thought provoking!! Looking forward for more posts

"Our pain and pleasures are same
Our joy and miseries are same
Our fear and struggles are same"

Feels a bit like binary way of looking at things. I suppose there's many levels of suffering and joy. Couldn't agree more on the rest. Keep it coming thala!!

CorTexT said...

Thanks!

//Feels a bit like binary way of looking at things. I suppose there's many levels of suffering and joy.
//

Yeah. Emotional vs Thinking brain levels => Pain (sensation) vs Suffering (pain+thinking brain). Most of our differences must be from our thinking brain level. We may be afraid of different things, but the 'fear' itself must be same. Further I meant the qualitative side of our experience as oppose to quantitative side of it. In any case, like genetic differences (we are same more than 98%), our differences must be very little.