Source: (2012) Tikkun. Winter:33-34.

An important shift in worldview that could move us toward daily use of the restorative impulse is the shift from seeing the parts of the universe as distinctly separate to the understanding that we are profoundly connected to every one and every thing in the universe. That means that what happens to any part of the universe will affect me—including anything I do to another part of the universe. It also means we cannot drop out, kick out, or get rid of anything. We must deal with one another and with our environment. From this worldview “getting rid of” is never a solution because we are never really rid of anything—we are always still connected. When we think we are not connected, we are often not paying attention to how the connection is impacting us. (excerpt)