Are we related? (Hexagram 8 -- UNITY)
Is another creature my kin?
Is there really an ineffable thread that runs through and among everything that lives?
...It is so easy, really, to place yourself in another's place -- have you suffered? Have you loved? Do you -- can you -- feel?
Yes, yes, and yes -- I know this in my bones, unless I tell myself otherwise.
Thich Nhat Hanh calls this intrinsic unity, this essential relatedness, interbeing. Here's a moment of interbeing that confirms the truth of UNITY:
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle –
(Percy Bysshe Shelley)