Points to Ponder: January 15, 2018
We all dream of a world where unity prevails. People, whether it is the creative ones or those engaged in the ordinary and the tangible, all nurture the idea of a world of peace, love and mutual respect. Although we understand that it is not possible to be united in form, unity in spirit is something we all aspire for. Although we understand that it is not possible that we all agree with each other, how wonderful it would be if we could just learn to agree to disagree. How beautiful would a world be where there are differences but those differences do not translate into biases and cause one man to hate the other. What if we could just love the variety that we are. Unity does not mean being the same. But it means respecting our differences and respecting each other the way we are.
This world is divided by differences in gender, religion, nationality, culture, language, governments, profession and the like. Today we connect to each other on the basis of these. What if we could, all these differences notwithstanding, just connect to each other on the basis that we are all souls and children of one God. What if we could just appreciate the fact that as a soul I am genderless, my religion is purity and peace, my nationality is that I belong to that world of light called Nirvana, my language is that of love, I am governed by righteousness and my profession is benevolence. I am the child of God and as God is hailed as the bestower of love and mercy, I am also ever loveful, merciful and benevolent. What if we could just remember that each one of us is a soul and God’s child and although divided by our physical, social, religious, national, gender and professional identities, we are all united by our spiritual identity. Just think about this today. We will explore more on this tomorrow.