“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” After that episode on a horse, Paul had come to this: I am not a person. And neither are you.
I cannot demand that the world be peaceful when I myself am full of dread, or embark on a quest for love when I hate myself. Let me deserve what I ask for.
Wisdom is a descent from the head’s either/or to the heart’s both/and. “If thine eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.”
We are what we pay attention to. If I attend to the breath, I am that. Breath awareness transcends our differences. Rumi: “Bringing breath to life is the essence of every true religion.”
We are not bodies in space. We’re the space in which bodies appear.