Losing separateness

 “I ascend from the moon, I ascend from the night, and perceive of the ghastly glitter the sunbeams reflected

There is that in me... I do not know what it is... but I know it is in me” —-Walt Whitman


“How can you separate me from the universe? We are interwoven with it... I don’t have to seek it because I never left it. The universe is also dependent on me. If the universe is dependent on me, then I have to take care of it.  Instead of being separated from God, I have to take care of my part of it...

Look, where do you get involved and not get involved?  Both are correct... I’m not asking you to change your behavior, I’m asking you to look at why you do what you do...

What are you responsible for? What are we going to take care of? If you really believe in God, then we see that it’s part of everything, and we have to take a stand against things that are tearing its fabric apart.

My responsibility rises when there is no sense of separation.” Excerpts from Yoga philosophy talk by Manouso Manos, March 6, 2018 Intensive at the Abode of Iyengar Yoga.