INCLUDE: March 30, 2021

We experience the power of inclusion when we recognize that we are here to give to others.

I really am, as the South African Ubuntu say, here because of you, and you are here because of me. My heart and your heart really are old friends. We really are the fabric of a quilt of infinity that keeps adding the eternal patches and cosmic connections beyond who we appear to be in the physical. Me being here for you, and you being here for me really is fundamental to our well-being.

Hopefully, we will live to see a time when we no longer need to expend our energy responding to the attack of “others” or defending ourselves from the harsh injustice of “them.”

A Buddhist koan asks do you remember what your parents’ faces looked like before they were born?

Yes, I remember: they were the faces of everyone, everywhere, always present. They were the gift of the thread of life connecting each being to one another, so that we would not forget our oneness.

We come from the womb realizing our oneness through the power of love, but we diffuse it in physical appearances.

We believe that there is lack and that we can survive only by competing.



PAUSE HERE TO APPRECIATION OUR ONENESS, AND LISTEN

The ability to welcome someone,
without reservation in our hearts,
is our privilege.

Hopefully, we will live to see a time when we no longer need to expend our energy responding to the attack of “others” or defending ourselves from the harsh injustice of “them.”

While we have done an amazing job of co-creating comforts that make us feel safe and secure, we have not healed the trauma that lies in our bones from our inability as a human race to embrace us all as one.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion demand our dedication and commitment to those right within our midst who we have failed to welcome. We are not on this planet simply to grow up, educate ourselves, find work, have a family, and then die.

We are all charged with the higher call of giving our best to world, which means at bare minimum—uplifting the potential of one another.

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