Today we ask that you feel your deep unity with all things.

Though you may feel separate, individual, and very alone in a vast, uncaring universe, please know that this is not so.

You are not separate.  You are not alone.

Even if you do not have a single friend in this world, you are not alone.

You are part of something much larger than yourself.

What you think of as “you,” with all your likes and dislikes, memories, hopes, and fears, is just a tiny floating tip of an immense, unseen iceberg.

You are so much more than you think you are.  And there is so much you don’t know.

Separation is impossible.  Everything is porous in your reality.  Your energy field, your skin, your mind — it is all very porous, constantly interpenetrated with all that you encounter.  So how can you be separate?  Nothing is separate.

When you feel your connection with a loving universe, gratitude naturally follows.

Think of all the conditions required for you to exist in this moment.

The formation of your universe, your galaxy, your solar system, your planet.  The countless things that had to happen so that you could be here, now.

Your ancestors.  Your parents.

All the lives that have touched yours.  The teachers who helped to shape you.  The friends.

The books, the films, that have helped to guide you.  The stories and philosophies that have helped you make sense of your life.

The sun, the rain, the air you breathe, the food you eat.

You are part of all that, and all that is part of you.

You are not separate.

When you let go of the little you, you connect with a You that is so much bigger, so much more than you can comprehend.

Gratitude is a doorway that leads to the larger Self.