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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

One

Some of my best friends are African American. Through no fault of their own, they are born into a society that does not always value them as it should. Some of my white friends get offended when they hear about programs that favor minorities or when they hear African Americans promoting themselves or their businesses. Personally, I believe they need a little extra help and should promote themselves. The simple truth is because we still think with our minds and not our hearts, African Americans and other minorities can be treated as second class citizens.

I am a woman. While progress toward equality with men has been made in this country, it is not what it needs to be. Yes. Women can vote and hold public office. We can choose to marry or divorce. We have even made progress in career fields when it comes to being paid the same wage as a man doing the same exact job. Still, most of our progress has to do with allowing women to do the same things that men do. Equality for women in this country has nothing to do with seeing the qualities of women as equal to the qualities of men. Don't believe me? When was the last time you were encouraged to think with your intuitive heart over your rational mind? It is just not done because it is not thought of as worthy.

The fact of the matter is, when we see someone or something else as different than ourselves or outside ourselves, we cannot be whole. We are, in fact, separate and broken. Societies that are separate and broken do not get along. They have problems and struggles and fights. They do not have peace.

Essentially, we are at war with ourselves. We are at war because we do not understand that deep down we are all connected. At the level of the heart, we are all One.

It's time to bring divinity back into our own lives. It's time to remember who we are. It's time to bring back peace. We do that by recognizing one simple truth: we are One.

~CSE
    

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