The world is in a sorry state
Because we all feel separate.
The thought that I exist within
A boundary I call my skin
And everything and everywhere
Is outside "me" and all "out there"
Is what allows a man to take
All that he can, for his own sake
While others starve and children die
And ice caps melt and rivers dry.
Yet quantum physicists agree
That there’s a whole lot more to me
Than flesh and blood and bone and brain
This little blob of joys and pain.
There is in fact another view
Of what is me and what is you:
Each atom of what I call me
Is nothing more than energy –
A ripple within time and space -
And every atom of your face
Is made from the same stuff as mine -
Vibrations within space and time -
As is the earth beneath our feet
And every person we may meet
And every stone and every flea
And every leaf on every tree
And every tear we’ll ever cry
And every star within the sky.
Like overlapping notes of sound
We dance within the cosmic ground;
One Ground, One Song, One Dance, One Sea
And I am you and you are me.
I know you know that this is true
For you are me and I am you.