Nothing in the Universe is separate. It's our psychological and physical content that exposes the myth of separateness. We are not, by a long shot, the masters of the Universe. Remember, the effects of karma are still in play, which binds one to the body and determines many aspects about a person. In truth we, are in a primary and original sense, a chip off the old cosmic block, or as Carl Sagan was found of saying, we are made of "star stuff." Our whole being, atom for atom, is intimately tangent and networked throughout the breath of the cosmos. We are the same "stuff" molded from a cosmic matrix into one of many possible forms. In other words, we are the embodiment of the cosmos, and the same quality and same conditions as those required to uphold the cosmos are essential to each of us. Giordano Bruno, a fifteenth century natural philosopher, explains our cosmic connection and relationship in the following manner: "All things are in the Universe, and the Universe is in all things; we in it and it in us; and therefore, all things concur in perfect harmony." He continued, "All the differences that we see in bodies is in regard to their form, complexion, constitution, and other properties and relationships, which is nothing more than a different mode of the same substance, the unchangeable and eternal essence in which are all forms, constitutions and members, un-manifest and homogenous." So, in the whole universe there is a certain relativity of its parts, irrespective of the exact measurements of anyone of its forms.
We are as musical tones resonating in certain proportional vibrations to one another. If we keep within the proper proportion we create benefit for all others and for ourselves. If we violate this harmony in any manner, we bring injury to all others and to ours selves.
One truth, many paths. Be good, do good.