Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!-Bob Marley
This week I have decided to write a blog about unity. After an awesome weekend in Bedford, Ohio at the Cleveland Area Pagan Pride, I have had the idea of unity in my head for the last couple of days now. I had a long conversation over the weekend with one of the customers that came to our booth and she was actually doing a project for her college class about how calm and peaceful that certain religions that are usually classified as violent and rugged could be. She was taking videos and pictures of this calm festival of diverse people and talking about how nice it was. While I agreed I have always kind of believed to myself that the world would be a much better place if we all just opened up our minds and melted things together and we were accepting of all belief systems and skin colors.
As we sat at our dinner table last night my stepson and I had a very in depth talk about the military and fighting in wars and why that the wars are fought and it was really difficult to fathom how some of these wars and fights are started and how some of them may have never come to this and soldiers wouldn’t have to fight if we all just united as one and listened to each others ideas and religions and worked together as a planet. When I went to church as a boy I always believed that there was more out there than just what was in the walls of the church, that there were more people that could be prayed for than just the ones I saw in the church. Should we really not care about someone just because they believe in a different god or goddess than we do. I think that shouldn’t ever be the case.
We are all given free will and that includes believing or following what we want to follow whether on a spiritual path or just life in general. I believe that if we can raise this next generation to believe more in working together and opening minds up to all the world has to offer, all the different cultures that the world will become a better place to live. The world is a very scary place with all the hatred and anger that is out there. We all need to make sure that we are showing the bright light that needs to be seen every day and that we are an example that our children can follow and use to make this world an amazing unified place to live. One where we all can do our own thing and be accepting that just because we don’t do what our neighbor does on a Sunday morning doesn’t make you a bad person. I still hold many of the same beliefs that I held as a child but have evolved and am more willing than ever to listen to what anyone that is of different culture or religion believes and maybe even take some of that on in my own path.
I guess when it really comes down to it we all just need to take a little time out of our busy lives and work on becoming a little more united as the world would be a much better place if we all were even a little more accepting of differences in color, religion, culture, language, whatever. Love your brother, Love your enemy just the same. Hope you all take a little time to think about this subject during your week. Thank you so much for reading this blog and please take a second to leave comments in the bottom section. Until next time. Have a great day!!! -Ian