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Your body is an apartment building.

“Your body is an apartment building.”

~ Ajahn Amaro

“There is a biologist named Lewis Thomas, whose work I appreciate very much. He describes how our human bodies are ‘shared, rented, and occupied’ by countless other tiny organisms, without whom we couldn’t ‘move a muscle, drum a finger, or think a thought.’ Our body is a community, and the trillions of non-human cells in our body are even more numerous than the human cells. Without them, we could not be here in this moment. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to think, to feel, or to speak. There are, he says, no solitary beings. The whole planet is one giant, living, breathing cell, with all its working parts linked in symbiosis.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

The Art of Living

Photo: Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson on the ISS in 2010

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