Though many do not realize it, humans are inextricably linked to both Heaven and the Earth. It surrounds everyone and plays a part in all they do. Ilchi Lee says that, given this connection, it is important to respect the planet and strive for peace.
The Korean phrase in-jung-chun-ji-il reflects this concept. Translated, it means Heaven and Earth become one in humans. Through the food individuals eat they are consuming the Earth. The breath they breathe comes directly from the heavens. Within the human frame is contained an amalgamation of all these sources.
Yet, despite this connection, some individuals continue to disrespect the planet. They fail to properly take care of its natural resources and consume at unsustainable levels. This also leads to conflict and occasionally violence.
In-jung-chun-ji-il can remind individuals that they owe their existence to both Heaven and the Earth. This may lead to a feeling of connectedness, not just to the bodies of the cosmos, but to their fellow humans, who are also formulations of Heaven and Earth.