I was listening to Deepak Chopra early today on the OWN network. To be honest, I never really listened to him before. I was curious to hear what he had to say considering people live by his teachings, but I was also a bit reserved because I didn’t want to fall onto his bandwagon. Needless to say I completely understand why he’s so revered. And although there are a lot of things that stood out from his teaching, probably the most profound was when he talked about how we all share the same air.
He talked about the thousands of atoms that flow through our bodies that previously flowed through other people’s the day before. It’s pretty gross to think about especially if you’re a germaphobe. But his point was to illustrate just how connected we are. I thought the illustration was beautiful. We share the same air. We are all apart of the same experience. Why then are we so selfish?
We are all more the same than we are different. We all want the same things out of life. But aside from the moments where we stop ourselves, we are typically being stopped by other people. Instead of competing with and judging one another, life would be much more fulfilling if we worked together. What if we all did the thing we do best and then we lend those talents to other people. Imagine the state of the world. What if we all stopped competing and started sharing. At the end of the day- we do share the same air.