We are all different. And this is the reason why life has been thriving on this planet.
There’s life because there are differences, because there is biodiversity.
Biodiversity reflects the number, variety and variability of living organisms.
It includes diversity within species, between species and among ecosystems. The concept also covers how this diversity changes from one location to another and over time.
But we have lost the way.
We use our differences to create hatred, violence and war.
Because until we believe that some races are superior to others there will be war. Until we understand that the color of the skin has no more significance than the color of the eyes there will be war.
We have to learn to respect other cultures… All of them.
Because national borders are a manmade concept; there’s nothing fundamentally natural about them. We should live as one single world, not as a bunch of nations that fight against each other.
Violence is not the solution to our problems. Because in punishing others, we end up punishing ourselves.
The world doesn’t need more judgment. Rather we have to stimulate the natural forces of healing.
Imagine if there were no countries and no religions but only people and philosophies.
A world of peace starts within every one of us.
It starts with the decision to let go of the fear and making room for love.
But we have to start from ourselves as we cannot give something we don’t have.
Also, if we are incapable of finding love in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.
And now don’t tell me this is not something worth fighting for… Because there’s nothing I want more.
“When we think of ourselves as channels for the infinite creative energy of the universe, questions like “How can I best serve the world?” take precedence over “What can I get out of this?” Within that realm, we naturally produce an outer prosperity that reflects the prosperity in our hearts. We are guided by a wisdom we might not have even known we had.”
Marianne Williamson, Spiritual teacher of “A Course in Miracles”