Is dividing one’s body from the rest of the world realistic? As Deepak Chopra says: “Is the air in my lungs part of my body? If so, what about the air I’m about to inhale or the air I just exhaled? The world ‘out there’ is composed of trillions of atoms that either once were or soon will be me, and the whole packet of matter and energy we call Earth is necessary to keep me alive. I could as easily say that I am just a cell in this larger body, and since I need the whole planet to sustain myself, everything on Earth is part of my body” [Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, pp.306-7].
Am I an atom of the planet?