Are we really all on our own, or are we really all in this together?

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The concept of oneness can be a hard one for most of us to swallow down our individual throats. When we wrestle with it in our minds, we can get indigestion.

We need to accept our own place within it all, by our not separating ourselves away from anything. We are on our own, only when we are owned by ourselves, and not by God.

Oneness within oneness!

Everyone is all on their own

"One of the most empowering ideas that a person can ever believe is to accept the fact that everyone is really all on their own."

I have read about this type of idea many times before, and usually it is linked into the concept of personal responsibility.

It is true that if we wait around for things to happen, sometimes they will take a long time to happen.

For example, if you wait for your employer to promote you, or for some corporate head-hunter to find you, if you wait for a likely wife to meet you, or for the government of your country to get its act together, before you do, or if you blame the economy, or the state of the world before you make a start on your own life's journey, you'll probably never take a step forwards on that path at all.

After all, you are still waiting at the start-line, or sitting on the platform of life, waiting for your particular train to arrive.

This type of a mind-set is all about our blaming others instead of accepting full responsibility for our own lives.

Senryu: About truth

Oneness was oneness.
Individuals unite.
Oneness grows new legs!


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The photo used here in this section has been taken freely from the free media site, pixabay.com. It is a public domain photo.

Everyone is not all on their own

"One of the most powerful concepts that you can ever embrace is to accept the fact that you are really, never on your own."

Is the above thought one that is in direct contradiction to the thought that opened the first section of my article above, or not?

The truth might be that neither of these ideas is completely true because oneness embraces individuality only when that individuality embraces oneness.

This means that to have it all is to give up it all, and to not have it all is to want it all for yourself.

The paradox of truth is that the truth is not the truth alone, and yet at the same time it is only ever the truth alone.

"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."

That quote just given, is from the German-born, American psychologist, Erich Fromm, (1900 to 1980).

It is a similar thing with God's oneness.

When we love God, we become one with God, but at the same time, we find our real selves also within him, individually created, exclusively, only to be us.

Photo credit:

The photo used here in this section has been taken freely from the free media site, pixabay.com. It is a public domain photo.

When is oneness not oneness?

The question that opens this section could probably never be answered logically.

We could argue about it from both sides of oneness, but this would then keep us on one of the sides. We could sit on the fence of oneness, until we get a sore backside, enough to know, that we are also all individuals, within oneness.

I have found one of the best ways to answer questions is by writing about them poetically.

Here is my attempt at answering this question then in a poem.

Poetry: Most of all, never give up being yourself

Most of us require most of all understanding.
The empty feelings that arise from out of life,
are the fullness of yourself being emptied out.
Nonexistence only exists within the imagination.


Love connects you to the "allness" of all life.
Most of all do not be worried about small things.
The Earth rejoices on both sunny & rainy days.
Oneness is not completed until you've joined in.


Most of all, be yourself as yourself within it all of it all.
Never lose any of yourself pleasing another being small.
God has given you certain gifts to give out from your stall.
Don't waste time. The only life to live is your own being tall.


On the other hand, Jesus Christ has already answered this question about oneness for us when he said,

"I and the Father are one."

This verse comes from the Christian bible. It is found within the New Testament book of Saint John, chapter, 10, verse 30.

What did he mean by this then?

Are we all also one with God and with Jesus in this way too?

When we love as much as God loves us, we are then one with God then.

Love is really the glue that glues you back to God again, when sin has caused you to separate yourself away from him here in your life on the Earth, by your being something other than which God's love has fashioned you to be for him.

Oneness within oneness!

Photo credit:

The photo used here in this section has been taken freely from the free media site, pixabay.com. It is a public domain photo.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Mar 2015 (#)

Spirited, excellent writing as always. I have thoughts on both sides of this question and I really don't know which one is right. I lean toward we are all in this together. I loved the pictures. Blessings to you today and always.

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author avatar spirited
16th Mar 2015 (#)

thanks Nancy,

I guess I don't know for sure either.

We couldn't know all, unless we are all God being ourselves, or if God doesn't exist, we might just be ourselves for a short time as a window in the house of the Universe or something, who knows for sure, but I sure like to speculate on these things...

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Mar 2015 (#)

Spirited, great speculation. I find you to be more knowledgeable in this field than me. Blessings to you.

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author avatar Kingwell
16th Mar 2015 (#)

Another excellent article. I am content with the thought that we are all one, yet individuals in our own right. In very early childhood I 'knew' that there was more to life than meets the eye. My "knowing" told me that I had come here from another realm and all the religious doctrine in the world could never take it away! All things are connected and all is connected with and are a part of God. Some things will always remain a mystery while we are in physicality. Blessings.

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author avatar spirited
16th Mar 2015 (#)

I tend to have a leg on both sides of the fence here too, yet like you a part of me seems to "know" too, that there is a bigger picture story going on here too. Thanks Kingwell.

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Mar 2015 (#)

Well I suppose it is a little of both. We may stand together, but we must fall by ourselves as we are God’s Love…Each and every one of us, whether we like it or not. Whether we want to be or not...Judgment Comes.

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author avatar spirited
17th Mar 2015 (#)

thanks Utah Jay,

Yes, only we can decide to pick ourselves up once fallen I guess, but others can certainly help us to do this with their love for us too.

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author avatar Carol Roach
17th Mar 2015 (#)

I do believe in personal responsibility, but I am not alone, I have Jesus and he is answering my prayers as I speak

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author avatar spirited
17th Mar 2015 (#)

Yes, thanks Carol, without personal responsibility, we could not be so much individual selves I feel.

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author avatar writestuff
17th Mar 2015 (#)

Greatly enjoyed this post. My faith confirms: that there is that of God in everyone; my cultural identity confirms: that mankind, spirit and nature are connected. All in all I believe we are never really on our own because of these empowering connections.

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author avatar Utah Jay
17th Mar 2015 (#)

You are so right, spirited, we all need our support group. I would be lost without mine. And do not for a minute think that our friends here on wikinut can not be a part of that support group, as they most assuredly can be.

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author avatar spirited
17th Mar 2015 (#)

thanks Utah Jay, every soul can be a part of our support group, if we allow them in to be so.

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author avatar spirited
17th Mar 2015 (#)

yes, I agree writestuff, it is indeed these connections that empower us.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thought provoking Spirited. I believe our Creator exists in His Creation and we are part of the whole. We should stretch our boundaries as co-creators but not wreck the process willfully; and we come with the spark of knowing - siva

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author avatar spirited
25th Mar 2015 (#)

thanks siva, that's a good sensible approach you outlined there, that's walking the middle path I guess.

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