All is One Meme
We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
All is one is a blueprint for survival.
As we look at the world, the negative effects of human behavior are ever present. Overpopulation, global warming, nuclear proliferation, hunger, poverty… the list goes on and on. What is missing is an awareness of the complexity of the problem, and an understanding of how our worldview contributes, at the most fundamental level, to everything we see and do.
So what is worldview? How can this be so powerful? Worldview is the sum total of all of our ideas, beliefs and assumptions about the way things are. Worldview determines what we see, and therefore, what we do.
A good metaphor for worldview is an iceberg. We see what is on the surface of the water, but, underneath, there is a deep (often hidden) set of values which drives the actions on the surface. If our belief is that we are separate, then certain thinking, actions and outcomes will derive from this, “enemy” formations will occur, and "either/or" limited-sum competitive thinking will dominate.
If, on the other hand, we see the system as fully integrated at every level – if we see and understand that, “we are one,” then this unitive worldview will yield an entirely different set of thoughts, beliefs, values, behaviors and outcomes. The key is to see how enculturated we are and how often our thinking is not based in the reality that all really IS one!
We are all birthed into the same universe, the same “single, multi-form, emerging, energy event." We are like fish, and the universe is the water we live in. We have no choice about it. All of us, and all of reality, exist within this same space. That’s where we are.
Fortunately, this place is loaded with integrity, consistency and design. Light, energy, life, consciousness and even love are pre-existent in this place, and we are fully subject to the implications of these and other principles. If we jump off a tall building, we will hit the pavement and be killed. The system does not – and will not – suspend its principles for our particularity.
How is this relevant to life, and predicament we find ourselves in today? Just this: There are instructions within the system for us to follow if we want to survive. These are benevolent, and totally “for” us. They pre-exist our space and time here, and will still be present after we are gone.
If we can understand and comply with these principles, we will have a chance. If we ignore them (as we are currently doing) we will not survive.
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