Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, June 10, 2018

we are all humans

“We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us.”
                                                                            Pravinee Hurbungs

He’s a human
She’s a human
Wouldn’t you like to be a human too?

It is amazing how often we dehumanize each other
How often we make each other ciphers, zeros,
And how often we rob people of their basic humanity

As we smother them with adjectives and invectives

We allow so many things to marginalize and minimize others

We can make anything an occasion for denigration
I’m in, you’re out
I’m good, you’re bad
I’m blessed, you’re curse

On and on it goes

But in the end there is only this
We are spiritual beings
All bound to the same Spiritual reality
All therefor bound to each other

We may wear different skins
Different clothes
We may use different words
And thing about things in different ways
We may be have’s and have not’s

There may be many things that push as apart
One from the other

But in that separation we deny our essential nature
Which is to be bound together
As the parts of a body

Which is to be connected, all to the same branch

The connecting tissue is spirit/spiritual
The connecting tissue is love

It is what is sacred that makes us human
Homo divinus  (Eckhart Tolle and others)

It what is sacred that draws us back together
Homo Novus  (Osho, Zorba the Buddha Discourses)

It is my intention
(we will see how it goes)
To remember my own humanity
And to remember yours

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