人類彼此間會產生衝突是因為，縱使人們在細胞層面(at the cellular level)努力尋求體驗「一體」，但人們在心理層面(at the mental level)卻常堅決否認它。所以，人們「對生命的看法和了解」與「自己最深的內在知曉」沒有多少共鳴和交集。
And the conflict of the human encounter is that even as we seek at the cellular level to experience our Oneness, we insist at the mental level on denying it. Thus, our thoughts about life and how it is are out of alignment with our deepest inner knowing.
In essence, we are acting every day against our instincts. And this has led to our present madness, in which we persist in acting out the insanity of separateness, all the while yearning to know the joy of Oneness once again.