Interbeing

The word “interbeing” is not in the dictionary yet, but it is a combination of the prefix “inter-” and the verb “to be.” It refers to how everything in this world is connected: For a piece of paper to exist, we need a tree, and for the tree to grow, we need rain, and for rain to happen, we need clouds, and so on.

Similarly, we cannot just be by ourselves alone. We have to inter-be with every other thing in the world. We have to accept the good and the bad in the world, for it is all interconnected, and one cannot exist without the other.

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