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Today we dive a little deeper into unity. This is what I have been thinking about lately. Unity is something we all need to have a broader understanding of. Unity is simply the state of being united, or joined as a whole. I wrote a little something, that I thought might bring more clarity to us all.
Unity isn’t a single act. It’s not an aha moment that we are all waiting on to transform us into something magically delicious, with one-defining light filled moment of bliss. Although I do believe we could work ourselves up to that.
Unity is our birthright.
We are born into it. It happened to each of us, the moment our firey’ spark of life became embedded in the physical world. We were born into a biological family that is united by the biology, we were born into! We had to learn to be divided. And guess what boys and girls, you learned it at home first. Those closest to you, taught you an US verses THEM mentality, if it exists in you. That would be your mama and your daddy and your grandma and your grandpa and your cousins and your uncles and your brothers and your sisters.
All of which was magnified or diminished by our shepherds, our teachers, our schools, our leaders, our communities, our politics, our religions, our “orientations” OUR TVs!!
They tell a different story to you. And without any rational sound thinking on your part, you believed them. Even though you can clearly see, we all have the same amount of fingers, we all have mouths, ears, legs. We laugh, cry, bend, run and cough, the same way -as dictated by our shared DNA.
Crack us open and we all bleed. All that really weird gooey stuff inside of us, it’s all the same. We all have pesky human emotions that when activated, provably shut down our ability to reason.
Nope unity is not collective aha moment, that we hope we will see in our lifetimes.
Unity is a mindset.
Either you are inclusive, or you are not. Either you see us all as the extended family that we actually are, or you don’t. Either you believe we share the same human condition, and that struggling is struggling, no matter what kind it is. Or you don’t. Either you believe the labels, and the lies that divide us, or you don’t.
And we make these choices every single day. Again our mindset. Situations reveal who we really are, how we really think, what we really believe, regardless of the lies we tell, even ourselves. All of which, is demonstrated in our behaviors.
You you want to know how you really are? If unity is truly a core value. Actively examine and analyze your own thoughts. Witness your own behavior. Watch how you do unity.
Are you a peacemaker striving for solutions. Do you naturally seek to understand another‘s point of view? Or are you a rebel-rouser? One who relishes, gets excitement, perhaps even perverse pleasure from, watching people lose their shit , and go to war over something as superficial & elementary, as skin color? Because you’re one, or the other.
I encourage you to search yourself to discover which one you truly are. If you find yourself being inclined towards divisiveness, don’t freak out! It’s just erroneous programming, and you can fix it. You can change your mind. We must understood that the only thing that divides us from anyone or anything else- is ourselves. However, the unchanging truth in which we ALL were born into, IS one of pure human unity.
That’s the garden we gotta get back to y’all. The one in which the seeds of truth reside. Our unity is fundamentally organic. Our division as a people, a choice.
The choice to recognize our inherit unity, is a reasonable one based on all of our empirical, and experiential understanding of humanity.
Unity is an inclusive and tolerant mindset that results in a lifestyle that demonstrates our deep commitment to the well being, and advancement of our own kind.
All of us.
Unify Beacons, Unify!