We are all brothers and sisters. We are all human, born on Earth. The entire planet is our home yet we erect invisible borders, walls, and other means to separate us from each other based on beliefs and ideals.
No matter how hard we try to segment ourselves whether by government dictates, corporate mindsets, religious or ethnic perceived values, or any other differences, it doesn’t change the obvious fact that all of us, without exception, dwell on this one planet.
Each of us wishes to be individual, our own person. just as each of us desires to belong to groups who think and act as we do, yet beyond this lies a greater truth. Anytime we isolate ourselves or others by these seeming differences, we also diminish the potential for the healthy growth of life (including our individual selves) on our planet.
Each time we retreat, limit those we accept, consider and perform actions of hate, cruelty and greed we further diminish the life flow that energizes all life on this planet.
Each time we reach out to other groups, recognizing that these differences represent an awesome wealth of diversity that truly enriches our potential, then we are moving in the right direction.
The truest gifts humans were given were their intelligence and ability to love. Powerful acts can be achieved when the common goal is inclusive of all. There is no greater power than that of love. But just as there can be great love there can also be great hate. It is up to each of us to do our part to insure the well-being of ourselves and our planet secured through the power of peace – not death, destruction and killing.
It is wrong to solve a problem by the death of others. Perhaps the easy way seems to be through “violence” or killing. Savages certainly believe this to be true. And killing is savage, a wild way of denying humanity’s ability to grow and prosper. The hard but responsible way to solve a social and civil problem is through the sincere effort of coming together through peaceful resolution – no matter how difficult!
It is past time to just stand by and “discuss” our problems, pointing out who is “right” and who is “wrong”. It is time for “the many” on the sidelines to understand that all of us share in the responsibility, and need to act in a manner than engenders a safe and healthy future.
Which direction are you moving in? With all my heart I hope it’s the one the extends a helping hand to those in need, that cherishes the wealth all humanity offers, and treasures the priceless worth and value of the planet Earth. Let us all begin to protect – through love and positive action – our true home, Earth!
Penny L Howe, 2014
15 thoughts on “Born of the Planet Earth – We are Not Each Other’s Enemy!”
Oh dear Penny.
Sometimes my head hurts thinking about the happenings of the world.
We humans make things complicated where they shouldn’t be.
But – I try to do my part & I know that you do too.
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
I agree with all that you say RoSy! My head hurts too from so much foolishness! 🙂 xo
I am always amazed to see people expend so much energy trying to prove themselves right. Why not take that time to see another’s viewpoint? I have learned so much more in my life when being patient and taking the time to look at others’ perspectives. We all need to take a hard look at what is necessary to making this world a better place, and it begins by discussing our problems and embracing our differences.
So wisely stated LuAnn. And true and the willingness to look at ourselves as part of the problem. How are you doing dearest friend and sister? You are in my thoughts and prayers – sending positive energy your way! 🙂
I am doing ok Penny. I think both Terry and I are fatigued from all the family issues lately, plus we have been on airplanes more often than normal, which is tiring as well. We have a family wedding this weekend, which hopefully will be fun. Hope you are having a great week.
I can’t imagine, LuAnn (well perhaps I can – a bit – from memories with my mom and dad, different circumstances, similar family experiences) and your numerous flight time, Hoping you enjoy the family wedding and have a tiny amount of time to relax dearest friend. All my love, take care of you, Penny ,<3
from your post, I am elated that you wrote this: It is up to each of us to do our part to insure the well-being of ourselves and our planet secured through the power of peace – not death, destruction and killing.
This is why I read blogs, to find the beauty of spirit and heart contained in such words, in people like you and so many others with blogs that help to insure the well-being of….
Some may say writing about it doesn’t make it so, but they are wrong – we can read about hate or love, and what we read about, we think about, and we act upon…keep up the great writing..
Thank you again, Trella. Your words are excellent and true. And the pen is often mighiter than the sword. We are in complete agreement and thank you for your very kind words, I will keep writing, my friend! 🙂
You know, this is perfectly right. The problem of course is for those of us who believe it is perfectly right, we are labeled idealists or worse, idiots. I wonder, how do we reconcile what is perfectly right and so very much needed if the world is to survive, with the selfish egos of mankind.
It’s a tough one Valentine. But we just persevere, staying hopeful and determined! xx
Your thoughts are very well expressed 🙂
Thank you, very much appreciate your compliment! 🙂
Yea, Penny, you are right. I guess we are an idealist. Aren’t we?
We are, Yoshiko, but we are more than that we are spreaders of what is good about people and life, and that is very important, dear friend!
I see. Thank you, my dear friend 🙂