That Oneness Guy
"United we stand, Divided we fall"
I just stumbled across this image that I've been using for quite some. First, it features my favorite Yogi, my beautiful sister Micaela. Then of course the message that states:
"In terms of Oneness, 'United we stand, Divided we fall' is the Creed of Humanity"
Now, here's my beef with this statement. We all relate to the meaning of it because we know where it came from. For us here in the United States, it's a cry for unity that dates back to the American Revolution. Actually, the first attributed use in modern times is to Founding Father John Dickinson, who in his pre-Revolutionary War song “The Liberty Song”, first published in the Boston Gazette in July 1768 wrote: “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!”
So, from its obvious implied message, we all (not just Americans), can find strength in unity. We clearly see the benefit and advantages of standing together as one. Because as we've clearly experienced throughout time, division to any degree will just weaken a group of people, a cause, or a nation.
So, why can't this message be meant for one and ALL?
As soon as we attach a message like this, to just the United States, or any one group or country, it defeats its true purpose and meaning. It adds to the separateness and divisiveness that we all, unfortunately, are still living amongst. It's time to get beyond the physical attachments to this life that tell us who we are, and where we're from. I'm not saying that it's not important to recognize those basic facts to a degree, but we need to prioritize.
Before we came here, we were all ONE!
There is no division or separateness where we all came from, and where we will all return to. We are all One. That is the main reason why we chose to come here. Because for us to fully recognize our Oneness, we have to experience what it is not. In the same fashion that we can not experience light without dark, we cannot experience Oneness without separateness.
So, seeing that we all chose to come here anyway, is it asking too much to get along? To know that to hurt someone is only hurting yourself doesn't make sense, yet we continue to in so many ways. We can experience a newfound strength as we come together as One. The same unity that this famous saying represents. Just not for one specific country, but for all of humanity. It truly is The Creed of Humanity.
That Oneness Guy