Friday, March 29, 2013

There are over 7 billion of us.. what an amazing tribe we are!

SHERO on Spirituality: 

What is it about human nature that compels us to choose a tribe? Whether it's a religion, a country, a department at work, ethnicity etc. The answer is simple.. we as human beings are looking for love. We give ourselves labels and belong to a group or as I call it 'tribe' because we want to feel that our presence matters, that we are loved, and maybe that our existence has made a difference in somebody's life. For example in a large corporation the marketing Dept is one tribe and the Accounting Dept another. Those within the marketing department supposedly understand each other and those within the accounting department understand each other. But sometimes both these tribes go against each other because of their different labels. However within both tribes there are people who still have the same values but they are so focussed on their labels and separation they don't consider the similarities that may bring them together. It's as if our egos don't want to admit that we are not so different from each other. My point is this... let's push ourselves beyond tribal thinking... Why settle for a small tribe when we can have a much more global outlook. My tribe is human beings. It doesn't matter what your outside looks like, what clothes you wear or what your so called job title is, I am interested in your heart and those beautiful eyes with which you look at the world. Within that tribe there are those who share similar values such as love, compassion, perseverance, hope and all that is SHERO. That being said for those whose values I do not share I am still able to learn something from. At the least I learn that I am not destructive and that I am constructive and on the right track. Within every human being there is the potential for light and dark... whatever we focus on expands... My focus is.. What a Wonderful World!
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Song by Louis Armstrong Jazz Great from New Orleans..
(Below me and Louis in New Orleans!)