Q & A: The Self

Question: In your writings, you say that everything is a part of God; could you explain more about that?

Answer: Sure.  Gandhi illustrates that if you were to take a drop of the ocean and isolate it somewhere, in essence, it’s still the ocean.  It’s a beautiful analogy, and I derive spiritual inspiration from it, but a drop of the ocean doesn’t have free-will as we do.  That’s the biggest thing that makes us individual.  It is not an illusion that we’re individual.  We are, of course, interconnected with all things, but the point isn’t, in my opinion, to lose the self – it’s to lose selfishness.  There’s nothing evil about being an individual.  I believe that God created us as individuals because of the grand beauty and uniqueness which that inevitably creates, and which creates so much joy when shared at its full potential.

     Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s The Truth as I See It.