Do you know that you Represent Humanity?

Some days ago I went for a walk in the sunshine in northern Italy and suddenly it struck me that Big Heart of Humanity is not about creating or changing or building or doing anything. It’s about a recognition, about becoming aware of what is already here.

I sat down in the old, yellow grass and looked at the trees and hills around.
Yes, I’m a Representative of Big Heart of Humanity.
We all are.
Some of us are aware that we are representatives, others are not.
But we all are.
We represent Humanity in all our relations to Everything.

In the eye of other humans I represent myself, my family, my town, my group, my country, my continent …
In the eye of a swan, a frog or a tree I represent Humanity.
Just as I relate to them as representatives of swans, frogs or trees.

If I’ve had a bad or good experience with a swan before, that swan I’m facing will represent that, just as the swan will see me in the light of its experience of other humans.

When I start to feel into this way of relating to animals and plants, it’s a profound difference. Before I saw myself as a single person in relation to nature. Mostly I saw the plants and animals as representatives, sometimes I got to know one in a more individual and personal way.

Now I have to stand up for all of Humanity, with all its ups and downs, in all my relations to everything that is not Humanity.

To consciously represent Humanity makes me both feel deeply connected to all of Humanity and to feel responsible for how we treat other species on Earth. And at the same time I feel really open and loving towards our fellow beings on this wonderful planet. I can sense the great potential in Humanity and in our relation to Everything.

Try you too! Just face what ever plant or animal you have around and say:
— Hello, I represent Humanity.
And then listen inwards and outwards and see what occur …

There is much to explore here, this post is just a first step and I appreciate every comment on it!

I’ve taken the photos in Sweden in different locations the last years.

5 Responses to Do you know that you Represent Humanity?

  1. Hanna January 30, 2012 at 21:16 #

    I just tried it and thought – maybe it really only hits you when you are communicating with nature – an animal or a plant or a landscape. Just now I am sitting here with my computer, facebook and all that. I tried with the moon I see through the window, but it seems too far away and not really interested. Or maybe I give up too quickly? Keep sending the signal?

  2. Stina Deurell January 30, 2012 at 22:01 #

    Keep sending and try something more close and alive.
    Something that we as Humans have an impact on, so there already is a relation.

  3. Jackie Bergman February 8, 2012 at 13:40 #

    “Hello, I represent Humanity”. I just LOVE it! LOL

    The reason it is easier to say it to nature is maybe that there is much more inter-subjectivity with living matter. The more distant and material the “object” is, the less it appears as a subject. Our relation to objects is more of the “truth” character.


  4. gisela February 8, 2012 at 14:13 #

    I just come home from a little walk in the park where I did the suggested exercise and this is what I experienced:
     I felt a deepened awareness and appreciation of the uniqueness of humans on earth: we walk upright on two legs, use our hands in very creative and skilful ways and we have the capacity to know by reflection about every breath we take and every move we make.
     I felt a strong responsibility to use these capacities for the greater good.
     As a representative of humanity I could embrace all different forms of human existence, also those I don´t own and even those I don´t want to own. To be a representative led me beyond judgement and separation. Only Big Heart makes it possible.

    Thanks a lot, dear Stina for facilitating this experience.

  5. Stina Deurell February 8, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Wow, thank you dear Gisela!
    So beautiful and just in alignment with my own experience.
    Love, Stina

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