It seems to me that our three basic needs,
for food and security and love,
are so mixed and mingled and entwined
that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.
This quotation reminds me of the Oneness of us all, the wholeness of the human experience. So often I single out—separate to solve.
“Don’t fix what ain’t broke” is its own kind of sense except I am not a stagnant being. To be alive is to change; it is the essence of my nature.
Love will wither if left all on its own; as well will the body hunger if nourished without love; what was once a secure sense of being tumbles quickly into a fearful one.
It is the mix and mingle—the entwining— that restores my balance. Oneness is the constancy, the backdrop against which the chaos of life plays out.
Separate, I cannot “straightly think” of the mix and mingle that is me.