Out of Many, One

Religion, for many, presents one dualism after another: it’s right or wrong, black or white, gay marriage or “traditional marriage,” Jesus or Buddha, Big Bang or Adam and Eve. Yet a dualist worldview no longer squares with the world itself. In fact, to live among nature’s unity while interpreting it dually creates a life out of balance. At least that is what the Oglala Sioux say and they should know: America’s dualistic fervor changed their life of freedom into one of servitude. What the Oglala Sioux have learned about Nature’s Way can inform our own responses to the dualist mold we are often pressed into by others.