Within an individualistic self-sufficient independent reality that we are all striving towards, we realise that there’s actually very little we can do alone without the influence of another being.
So, in Satish Kumar’s “You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence” we learn about the dependent and interdependent reality of our lives.
Most striking to me is the truth that “you are a reader, therefore I am a writer”. Without you reading this, the writing aspect of my life would not exist. In the same way, “you are a listener, therefore I am a speaker”, and to know how important it is that if I’m speaking to you, then I DO speak to you with the understanding of sharing only what is valuable to you.
I am because you are; without you I am nobody.