As I sat in the airport awaiting the last leg of our journey back home, a home that we had left 2 weeks before, I studied the tired passengers. Who are they? Where are they going? What is their circumstance? These questions filled my mind. But this time, I had the answer. They are all children…someone’s son or daughter…children of the human race…one really big family!
We had spent 2 exhausting, albeit, interesting and fun weeks traveling in and around England, Germany, Belgium and France. And although our languages were different, we were nonetheless, interconnected. Humans everywhere laugh, cry, socialize, create, think, love, care for their families, commune in nature, eat heartily, drink merrily, sightsee enthusiastically and so on…you get the picture. If we are savy enough, we text, email, chat, tweet, blog, and facebook…anything and everything to be heard and to be connected. All of us are dependent upon a higher force (God if you will) for our very lives, and our quality of life depends upon the health or lack of health of this planet. We can’t just walk away and go start our own world…things don’t work that way.
That means, that our very lives (quantity and quality) depends upon all of us. You and I may have differences in our culture, race, religion and beliefs – but that is the beauty of it. It is a paradox – We are all the same human being expressing our unique self in boundless ways. So why do we hate, pollute, destroy, neglect, abuse – when it is our own best interest to love, nourish, encourage, accept, and build up? Why do we accept anything less?
Let us challenge ourselves to be true brothers and sisters-children of the Human Family, recognizing that we are all in this together. Individually and collectively we can make a difference. Peace, Joy and Love. Pass it on. Nancy