Perhaps this year will be the year we bridge the gap. No longer them but us, no longer myself but all. We are all in this thing called life together, yet many, including myself, feel alone from time to time. This mustn’t scare us. Our paths may differ widely but some form of enlightenment is the shared yearning, the desire that we seek, and it starts by honoring our humanity.
We know there is something more. Something greater and yet this hope may dim from time to time. We must not allow this prayer to quiver but rather recognize it and nurture it because somewhere in us all, is indeed this recognition that something greater is to be had, individually and collectively.
This and only this must be our focus. Aligning our minds with our hearts and holding our truth steadfast, confirming we are already more. Alone and together, we are what we seek.
It is our shared humanity which will bring forth a collective liberty. Our deep yearning for love and compassion is a commonality that unites us and can transcend us to something greater.
We can restore our awareness that we are indeed more alike than different. This is an opportunity for the world at large to slow down and get curious. While we have been conditioned to have different perspectives, these well-rehearsed ideas are not truth.
Much of what we learned and acquired along the way has misguided us and unintentionally caused a sense of separation. What we all know and feel, no matter how faint at times, is the tug and pull of the heart. The yearning for something greater, for you and for me.
Perhaps this is the year we learn to unmask and reveal our true nature. Perhaps we need not more to have more. Perhaps we simply must recognize our personal, deeper wants are a shared desire of everyone and for everyone. Perhaps we can allow this truth to unite us, bridging the gap from them to us and myself to all.
The perceived suffering we encompass can be the very which thing that unites and heals us. You desire peace. I desire peace. Perhaps there is no better time for us to honor this prayer and allow it to guide us towards the healing and transcendence that we all recognize is ours to be had. All alike. No one excluded. 🙏
And so it is.