“We found out we had a lot more in common than what kept us apart.”

Synchronicity. Do you remember a blog I posted not too long ago, with a quote by Ted Kennedy?

“What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.” 

Read those two sentences, again.
Close your eyes. Breathe in… and out.

unites usAnd simply sit with it: we are connected. All of us. And when I focus on that which unites, over that which divides, it makes for a totally different experience of life.

Hey – that’s an experiment worth trying perhaps? Actually taking one day, to focus on what divides me, from each and every person I meet. Oh, my body cringes at the very thought of that, I can already feel how pissed off I will be throughout that day. Because divisive thoughts drive me farther away from people, from the warmth of those around, into a cold and lonely, miserable place. I am not tempted at all! Are you?

And then to do the opposite – taking a day to focus on what unites me, from each and every person I meet. Oh… that starts to bubble within me, the energy of it already putting a smile on my face! Most definitely a tempting experiment. For you as well?

If anyone is up to the challenge – please let me know what you find out. What serves you best? What makes you light up, what closes you down? How do you show up in the world, when coming from divide and unity respectively? And what are you met with, when your focus shifts from one to the other, what’s the energy transmitted and received? And what happens if you try it out, first with people close to you, and then with those whom you feel farther from, in world view? Shared humanity – is that what unity brings closer to us?

#Blogg100 challenge in 2017 – post number 10 of 100.
The book “Hope in the dark” by Rebecca Solnit.
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