Being unified is not about abandoning our individual uniqueness, or the roles we prefer to play. It is about recognizing and celebrating our common denominators, rather than focusing on our differences. We really do have to forgo our innate selfishness sometime, to effectively pull this off. But many of us do it at work everyday, without even realizing it.
Unity is about coming together to participate in our shared values, goals, and/or interests.
Think college, church, fashion…football!
Consider a stadium full of people on any given Sunday. Some have come as athletes, some came to coach, some came to lead the cheers, some came on standby to heal the injured, some came to referee, some came to sell the flair, some came to support & manage, while some even came to serve snacks, to everyone, who came enjoy the event with excitement and enthusiasm.
It is all to easy to forget, as we choose whom, and what side we personally came to root for, that ultimately everyone is there, because they LOVE the game!
This is what unity REALLY looks like. This is the practical application of unity, in a way that moves us beyond the fantasy of kumbaya and coke.And this is but one example among many. We each have our own positions to play in any given unified dream we can imagine, which brings our shared loves to life…via teamwork~
#TeamUnity #IAMFAM #PlayYourPart
*Updated & revised on 11/19/19. Orig 2/19/2017