Are we different?

I just received an email from a friend in Japan. She shares with me some of her hopes and fears and I was surprised to see how “similar” our dreams and problems were.

But why was I so surprised? I have been there and when I was in Japan, and actually after getting to know the people and customs there I was “accepted” in the community.  To me they were like anyone else and I think I was taken as one more in the bunch.

So where did I begin to think they could feel or experience life in a different way than I do?

Being now on the other side of the planet, when I hear about Japan is like listening from a different world.  But that is only an error in my perspective.

Distance is relative to the observer, just like time.

And thanks to these errors of perspective we have made a lot of damage to our brothers and sisters around the world.

We are experts in separating everything and everyone. We divided our planet in countries, these countries in states, departments, counties, etc., streets, blocks, flats and even in our home we end up talking about the person on the other side of the bed.  We tend to divide ad infinitum.

This illusion has been debunked by science when we have finally discovered that there is no such thing as void. We are learning now that what we thought to be an empty universe is not really empty, but full of dark matter and dark energy.

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