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Monday, September 26, 2011

Time to rally - WE ARE ONE

"We are, in fact, mysterious beings of extremes and contradictions, which show up every day in the way we live and choices we make. We say, for example, that we long for freedom in our lives, yet we allow ourselves to be bound by the fear of what we would do if we had all the freedom in the world. 

The fact that each cell in our bodies regenerates itself reminds us that we have the power to heal ourselves (we wouldn't be alive if we didn't), yet we refuse to acknowledge this power when it comes to healing our own diseases. 

We also claim to be beings of compassion, yet we are the only species that inflicts pain upon others to coerce information, or purely for entertainment. We say we desire peace in our world, while we continue to build the most destructive weapons of war ever known.

In our encounters with other worlds that may occur in the future, we will, no doubt, appear to any advanced forms of intelligent life as a conflicted species engaged in a constant struggle, wavering between the possibilities of a beautiful destiny and the death blows of our feared fate.

Now, having recently entered the second decade of the 21st century, we're faced with a humbling reality that brings the crises, extremes, and contradictions of our time into sobering focus. In the presence of the most advanced science in the history of our world, we still haven't answered the most basic question of our lives: Who Are We?"

"You've always had the power, my dear.  
You've had it all along." 
- Glenda, the good witch  (The Wizard of Oz)

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