Global Unity Or Global Insanity?
Author of The American Dream
Today’s quote: “I can’t wait for the day when we can speak of God without embarrassment.”
If the global economy and the Information Super Highway are any indication of an emerging one world vision, there is no denying that no one can be an island any longer - we’re all simply in this together. We either win together or lose together. However by becoming more interdependent, the global community is equally becoming more vulnerable to potential disasters on a mass scale.
Today we find ourselves riding on a roller coaster of uncertainty and high anxiety, where anarchy is the order of the day and dangerous weapons increasingly find themselves in the wrong hands. The emerging new world order has also created a new type of mafia, also known as Al Quieda, using religion as their main weapon of choice in pursuit of control and power.
The chaos and insanity that have plagued the world community is but a reflection of a moral crisis and the level of our collective consciousness. When we fail to see the unity of life, by not respecting the sanctity of life or recognizing the spirit that connects us all beyond the superficial boundaries of race, color and religion, we invariably contribute to the perception that somehow we are separated (when in fact we are all strands of the web of life). When hearts get tainted from lack of acceptance of differences, conflicts and wars are inevitable, particularly when the name of God is used as a license to kill.
It’s so ironic that the very thing (organized religion) that was supposed to unite and bring people together, has turned out to be a divisive force, and the main motivator for wars and senseless violence in the history of human affairs. If there is one valuable lesson that can be learned from history, it’s that wars are self-defeating. No one really ever wins a war. Ultimately, “He who lives by the sword, shall die by the sword,” simply because it’s a key element of the universal law of cause and effect (for every action there is a reaction).
However, while striving for peace is essential for maintaining a free and thriving society, it’s important to keep things in perspective. We cannot afford the luxury of being perceived by the enemy as weak, passive and incapable of defeating evil whenever necessary. In the absence of a cure for eradicating evil, the best option is one of managing the problem. This approach has to be based on having a strong spirit.
Having a strong spirit is paramount to success in dealing with any type of challenges, particularly global terrorism. A strong spirit is like a ship in the vast ocean that won’t sink as long as there is no hole in it. My dad used to say “If you lose your money, you haven’t lost anything (money is replaceable). If you lose your health, you have lost something, but if you lose your spirit, you have lost everything.” That’s because having a strong spirit gives you the winning edge in every situation. The primary goal of evil-doers, who are aware of the awesome power of the spirit, is to target the spirit, weaken it in order to accelerate the process of surrender and defeat.
Picasso believed that, “Every act of creation begins with the act of destruction.” Mother Nature teaches us that everything has a purpose (after all, God doesn’t play dice). Chaos, violence and destruction are merely a natural part of the equation and cycle of life in which destruction gives birth to new life. Chaos plays a vital role in the scheme of all creation by providing the necessary stimulation in order for growth and evolution to take place. Therefore, it’s safe to presume that real peace, defined as an absence of conflicts, is not truly achievable. It would be naive to believe that violence and destruction can be permanently and completely eradicated.
There is no denying that global unity (peace) is a worthwhile pursuit. After all, our very survival is dependent on our ability to co-exist. However, there are certain misconceptions that actually serve as roadblocks and hinder the process of attaining real and lasting peace. Peace has always eluded men. Like life, peace is not a destination, but rather a process by which one is allowed the freedom of self-expression while interacting with the world in a more humane and livable way by making a conscious effort to live according to universal moral values. It’s a process intended to provide a safe haven for like-minded people who are trying to find some measure of joy and happiness while trying to survive on the battlefields of life. Peace is not something that happens overnight, or even in a lifetime either. Rather peace is a worthy goal and a process by which we evolve, allowing inner change to hopefully create the desirable outer change as well (remember the wheels of change always turn slowly but surely
Genuine and lasting global unity (peace), which is a state of mind and a way of living, can not be attained through an escalating arms race and certainly not by the signing of a piece of paper by politicians who are driven by their own agendas. It is peace consciousness that unites people, creating prosperity and sanity. When we finally recognize the spirit that connects us all, honor the sanctity of life and learn to be at peace with ourselves and universal laws, it becomes virtually impossible to destroy ourselves and others, or the environment. Indeed only when the power of love overcomes the love of power, will the world finally know genuine peace.
Since everything starts with an idea and everything is possible, isn’t it also possible for the concept of global unity (peace) to gain momentum and become a reality too? All we need is to plant the seeds, so that the seeds take root, grow and spread and take a life of their own. Over time the movement can become a revolution, leading to evolution and global change for the benefit of everyone.
Today, civilization finds itself at the crossroads. Changing the world which we live in requires changing our way of thinking and our concepts about ourselves and life itself. Real solutions to problems require daring and innovative individuals who can dream of things that never were. As Albert Einstein once observed, “The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” However troubling and uncertain the times, it’s just another moment in time. Defining this moment in time is all up to us by the choices that we make. These choices can either lead to global unity (peace and prosperity) where we honor and celebrate the miracle of life, or to the false glory of death where the triumph of violence eventually ends in a festival of pain and misery.
In a constantly changing world, where global insanity seems to be getting the upper hand, it’s easy to lose sight of your true spiritual essence and awesome power to affect change. Since the path to success of any mission is action, why not resolve to be the change you wish to see in the world today. Who knows you might even discover the joy of being somebody’s hero in the most unexpected places. Together we might even restore global insanity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Copyright © 2004-2005, Geela Author of “The American Dream” http://www.Geela.com
Geela is an award winning singer/songwriter/composer, columnist, and author of the best-selling book “THE AMERICAN DREAM,” her true- life story of how she came to America as a young immigrant with nothing and overcame incredible obstacles to achieve mega-success. She founded ONE SPIRIT, ONE WORLD to help children and promote a culture of peace and harmony. Get a free sample of her music and her book at
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