Finding Common Ground

In life, we tend to see things as very separate.  In reality, everything is connected, and everything is related.  It’s a challenging thought.  To imagine that everything in the Universe is related.  Everything is connected.  When we really look at it close, however, it becomes very simple.  We just need to look at commonalities.

If we are talking about people as physical entities, then we find similarities in our body make-up.  We all, in general, have hair, eyes, skin, bones, muscle, etc.  We all have a similar chemical make-up in our cells.  We all have the same physical reactions, and our bodies all have the same functions.  So we can say we have a body or physical connectedness.

We also have an emotional connectedness.  We all feel loss, pain, sadness, grief, happiness, joy, pleasure, and so on.  Regardless of who you are, where you come from, what your background is, all of our emotions feel the same.

Our societies have similarities as well.  We all have leaders, representatives, means of living or providing for our families (even gathering grubs in a rainforest is a means of providing if it is all you know).  We all have some form of religion or faith, and even those if you look deep enough usually are similar in messages as well.  Even our histories are similar.  So we have societal connectedness.

Everything that we are, or that we know is similar to someone else. As society, the same applies.  Our recognizing that, first as individuals, then as communities can be a powerful force, one that could change our world.

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