When we meditate, we try to connect to that inner peace and serenity that transcends thought. For me, it's a type of stillness that feels like I am completely connected to timelessness, and that there is no beginning or end, it just "is." But why does that feeling have to be so temporary or elusive?
I sometimes see the world as one big dysfunctional family. At the collective level we can see the Us and Them dynamic at work -- unless we make the choice to join at the heart and emphasize the ways we are connected rather than the ways we are separate, revealing the natural principle of interconnectedness.