If the universe had an obvious unity, if we would see all the connections between the window and the plant and the cat – we would see all the oneness and it would be too easy to believe in Gd, thus messing with free will, our greatest gift. We were created in Gd’s image, he with the ultimate free will ( to create anything – time, space, us…) Nothing else in our system has this gift. Teacher’s example: A plant doesn’t stop photosynthesizing just because it’s bored of chlorophyll. Everything does all it can do to survive – we are the only part of the world that has the freewill to utilize just a fraction of our potential.
When I think about this in relationship to the rest of creation, it sort of blows me away. The honey bee doesn’t sleep in. The bamboo stalk doesn’t eat two desserts.
How much kavanah am I living with?