As a species, the question we need to ask each other, in my opinion, is a question of how well we think we support ourselves as a species. Not as a nation, a group, or as individuals, but rather how we support each other as human beings… Have we achieved unity, oneness, and an unbreakable connection?
I would pose certainly not! Given our status quo, the fact that according to a study in 2006, although 7 years ago I doubt has changed for the better now, shown that 1% of the worlds richest owned 40% of the worlds wealth, as reported by James Randerson; a science correspondent in “the guardian”, and the fact that the top ten celebrities last year (2012), earned enough wealth to feed every starving child on the planet… not to mention the trillions spent in the last century, essentially on weapons of mass destruction to train our fellow members of our species, to kill other members of our species… trillions which by the way, could of instead, be spent on housing, feeding, clothing and educating all human beings without one exclusion.
I don’t think we should be caring about who has the latest generation of the newest apple product, or debating over this group’s opinion over this other group’s opinion; whatever you desire to label them… The premise of reality is that we are all human beings, with basic survival needs, coexisting on a rock with limited resources. Until we recognize these basic facts about our experience, until we stop dividing ourselves apart, or that group and these groups childishly play monopoly games, I truly cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Take heart though, the true definition of spirituality, one aligned with reality, is if consciousness is awareness of oneself and the connection you have with yourself, spirituality is the awareness of the universe, and the connection we have with the universe. By this definition, it is clear that through the language of art, we are inseparable. Since no matter what ethnicity, language, or what part of the world you are from, music, painting, literature, poetry, dancing, etc. can be appreciated, enjoyed and connected through and with all human beings despite differences and more importantly, there is no requirement of divine intervention or religious dogma. This definition also aligns with science. Since science has shown us we are literally made from stardust, that all living things share common ancestry, and majority of the materials that compose the universe, are materials that compose all of us, is a fact that is evidently supported and we should celebrate this with all our differences aside.