merge with something or someone,
a beloved.....Nature....our idea of God....a group......an activity......music or...
The 'thing or 'one' that we want to merge with is a reflection of the very true self that we are, as we are told we are all made in the image of God.
But to experience this first hand is to 'know' God, or to become one with God.
If you don’t like the word God then substitute 'Nature' 'Higher Self or Intelligent matter or whatever you like because it doesn’t really make any difference.
It’s the glue that holds it all together,
it is the self effulgent light energy that comprises everything you are and experience in your everyday life.
That self is far more beautiful and worthy of our devotion than any other thing, the self includes that thing anyway.
Putting that self first means that we feel secure and nourished
and therefore have more to share with others
and kindness and flowing-ness becomes our way of doing things naturally