Does Everyone Experience Unity?

Does Everyone Experience Unity? April 20, 2015

As I interact with so many more people every day now, I started to wonder if there are people who go through an entire lifetime without experiencing the serene awe of the universe.

I don’t mean to cast judgements and I can’t know people’s life experience from seeing them in a grocery store check out line, but it really seems like some people have a very narrow and dark perspective. Even when I’m mired in the mundane details of life or upset over something in the play, I find that I’m never that far from a bigger perspective. I’m almost always able to take that step back and feel the vast universe flowing on regardless of these little frustrations.

There are times when I am floored by immense joy. Usually through spiritual exercises. Everyone must experience that at least once in their life, right?

I imagine its what athletes must feel in “the flow.” Perhaps it is what new parents feel when they see their child for the first time.

I really hope that everyone gets to experience it sometimes. I really hope that those who are sad and grumpy in my checkout line have their moments of staggering bliss too.

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  • Haridas

    The Bliss you feel in Meditation is God. There is no other God. SAT-CHIT-ANANDA or Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is God, the Uncreated Absolute in unimaginable vastness absorbed in Her own Bliss. The meditating Yogi initially feels this Bliss in the cerebro-spinal chakras, the 7 Stars/ 7 Temples/ 7 Churches as Christ put it. This is also stated as Kundalini rising from Muladhara to Sahasrara when the Yogi experiences Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Blessed are the ones who experience this Bliss.

    • Ambaa

      Exactly!

  • Aizlyne

    I would imagine a lot of people might experience what you describe but not call it that or consider it that. Also, I think many people might absolutely go through life never experiencing that. I think it depends on perspective and temperament. On the one hand people who experience great hardship are sometimes the happiest and strongest in the world. Others are easily crushed by the same experience. One of my goals while I’m in this body is to help people, if I can, feel some of that joy you are describing even if I struggle to find it myself sometimes. I don’t know if I’ll be successful but it feels important to try.

    • Ambaa

      I agree, it is important to try!

  • morris98

    Does everyone experience unity? I doubt it. I think a lot of people do. But experiencing unity may not necessarily be a transcendental one. One can experience that at an intensive concentration of brain for an activity about art, science or sport etc. Can one repeat that experience? I am not sure. The key is, has it transformed the one’s life? There are cases where one experience has changed one’s life. But I think that is rare.

  • Amar

    this is the zest of life,
    I many time wonder why so many people fight for the so called the Christian world, musalta world or so & so world, this is as my Dharma says a transitional phase, enjoy it, simple.
    While dictating (or at times even explaining it) my Dharm to others is in fact actually I’m wasting my time.
    He is capable enough to tell all of us the truth (if He wishes). I’m neither his postman nor emissary,