A troubled young fish swam up to the sea’s wisest old man.
- People talk so much about something that’s called the ocean, but what is this ocean? said the fish. - The ocean is what is around you. You are surrounded by it, replied the old man. - But why can I not see it?, asked the concerned, young fish. - The ocean is within you and outside of you. You were born in the ocean and you’ll die in the ocean. It surrounds you, just like your own skin, replied the old man.
The fishes do not know they live in lakes and rivers, we humans do not understand that we live in an unseperable, changing and constantly energetic, creating world.