It seems our world is more divided than ever. Is it that our basic human instinct is to exclude rather than include? Are we condemned to repeat mistakes of the past because we have this innate tribal mentality? This Us against Them streak dominates our thinking.
Are we destined to only see the world in black or white?…blue or red?…this or that? left or right? Yes or no?
Or will we acknowledge the need to open our eyes to the whole spectrum of reality to all the colors?…not just the ones we can appreciate and see, but the one’s we do not see and especially the one’s we do not understand.
There are seven billion people on this planet: seven billion hearts and minds…and souls. And seven billion sides to a story, and in essence seven billion realities.
We are all unique individuals–each and every one of us, but we share a common thread that runs through us. We are all connected. I feel it. You probably feel it too.
We share this amazing fantastically beautiful life-giving planet with our fellow humans and all the lifeforms on Earth. This is our common cause.
We share so much and much of what we share is this need for unity. Now more than ever…
“I believe in the essential unity of man and, for that matter, in all that lives.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi
“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.”
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
“The whole ocean is made of single drops.”
“Every kingdom divided against itself is heading for ruin; and no town, no household divided against itself can stand.”
“WE CAN FIND COMMON GROUND ONLY BY MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND.”
“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.
Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.”
“It is not in our numbers but in unity that our great strength lies.”
“THERE IS NO THEY, ONLY US.”