I just read Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, The Heart of Understanding. I love him, if you’ve never read him. He’s a Vietnamese Buddhist and he has the most simple, lovely things to say. The whole book is about inter-being, how we are in and a part of everything. Nothing is separate, everything is empty of itself because it is a part of everything. A piece of paper has sunlight in it because the tree it took to make it is made from the sunlight it needed to grow. We are in that piece of paper because we cut the tree down and made it.
In a time of reflection and in working with this project, I find the less I have and the less I want to have, the more I see myself in all the things that I am already surrounded by. Pretty cool.