I believe that we have a common consciousness, a vast collective fire that binds all of us, heart to heart. It is only when we recognize, acknowledge, and take responsibility for this common consciousness that we grow as individuals, without noxious egos. Recognizing that another person’s happiness and welfare are inextricably tied up in our own makes us cognizant and sensitive, and proactively effective in dealing with others because we anticipate through a common source of understanding. Yet we are all part of a limitless consciousness that is beyond our understanding. Wise men and women, the enlightened ones, have talked about this throughout the ages. But no amount of talk can begin to create the remotest sense of what that consciousness is like. It literally boggles the mind. And we must all allow our minds to be boggled.