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We’re a Network of Bodies

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” says the great human rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his last Sunday sermons at the Washington National Cathedral days before he was assassinated in 1968. Several thinkers, writers and leaders have, standing on scientific, philosophical and artistic grounds reiterated this fact so succinctly presented in Rev. King’s words.

Although our everyday actions seem to deny this and our interactions with one another seem to nullify any possibility of this, we are all connected through several strands of cosmic cord.

Featuring thoughts and writings from classical voices like poet Khalil Gibran and philosopher Erich Fromm to contemporary intellectuals like the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and magazine publisher Kevin Kelly, this Witsprouts series explores selected insights into the concept of Interbeing. How every member of the universe is interconnected. In simple terms, how you exist because the bee exists.