Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oneness

To discover joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe

Peggy Jenkins

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We are all different colors, shapes and sizes yet in the grand scheme of the universe we are all connected and therefore all one. Our ego tells us we are separated by our religions, lifestyles etc… As a result, when we listen to our ego and separate ourselves from others based on outside sources, that is when problems arise.

When we see people of different ethnic backgrounds as different from us we are making judgments based on the fact that they either do no look like us or live a different set of values and morals. Wars as we all know are started because of these differences. Yet we are no different from anyone else. We are all a vital part of one universe connected by that universe. Only when we begin to fully understand this premise is when we can peacefully live and coexist within this world.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Stop seeing yourself as different from everyone else. We are all connected by this universe and although we may be geographically apart, we are all one.

2. To understand we must stop judging others. When we judge others for whatever reason, we are separating ourselves from the universe. Judgment equals hate and hate breeds more hate.

3. Do not label people. Labels are for our food products and merchandise. Labeling people is just another form of judgment.

4 comments:

Ratty said...

Also don't let the judgments of others affect you. Just as we should not judge, we should not be judged. Never try to hurt the feelings of others and don't let yourself be hurt by them.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ratty, that is an excellent point which did not even occur to me. Thank you.

Icy BC said...

How did I miss this wonderful post?

"We are all different colors, shapes and sizes yet in the grand scheme of the universe we are all connected and therefore all one." Beautifully said, and should be remembered!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Icy, Thanks, if only everyone could remember this, the world would be a much better place in which to live.