Some think we are separate and that one’s poverty affects anothers abundance, that fullness can exist without emptiness or that one cannot be wealthy with abundance amidst a visible perception of poverty or emptiness;
fullness embodies emptiness, for every visible element is impermanent and inter-connected moving within time and space, however , when spirit goes beyond space and time, fullness dissolves into emptiness; all that matters becomes energy and light radiating eternally.
Do we say: this ray of light is connected, or not, to that ray of light? or do we say: this particle of radiation is separate, or not, from that particle? Do we say: this atom or molecule is separate from this or that atom or molecule?
Time and space makes us believe that separation exists; we are all part of the one eternal cosmic breath: inhalation=expansion of our universe; exhalation=contraction; they co-exist eternally; so we think that this event occurs every 15 or so billion years or so? Time is irrelevant in the total constant of eternal reality; there is an event between the two periods or extremes in time when and where occurs a ‘big bang’ or perception of creation. This is only a perception because in reality there never was a beginning or ending; only perceptions of moments in time and space.
Our personal individuated subjective ‘big bang’ is called birth=death where mental and emotional perceptions appear to begin and end.
We are mirrors of a greater external visible material/spiritual universe; because we cannot see or sense what is invisible does not mean it doesn’t exist. Because we can’t measure joy, bounty, gratitude, grace, peace, or beauty doesn’t deny their existence. Because we cannot locate our consciousness does not deny its existence.
We must embrace pain and suffering aspect of existence as the emptiness part of the universal fullness which includes joy and freedom.
It all happens at the same time and place. It’s a matter of perception and belief.