Can you imagine a day when human beings can learn to live together without needing to judge, divide, or exploit each other?
Perhaps on that day, we won’t need to compartmentalize each other. Value judgments won’t be made based on how much wealth a person has been able to amass, or on the color of his skin, the language she speaks, the way each chooses to dress. We won’t make it our business to worry about the relationships people choose to have, and whether their choices pass judgment.
We won’t be wasting our time at security checkpoints, or in lines at the airport shoelessly waiting to put our tiny bottles of liquids and gels into small zip-lock bags, while being yelled at constantly by underpaid security guards to do so. Rather than create a warm feeling of security and safety, this system has made travel fearful and uncomfortable. It’s like a bad dream, over and over again. If we decide to end the need for such foolishness, we can.
Rather than spend most of our resources in the pursuit of war, money, and power over others, we will have discovered that it’s a lot more fun to dance, sing, create, and heal. How about creating a United States of Love, while we’re at it? Or better yet, a great big world full of love?
Can you imagine future generations in this very different world from our own, learning about the history we are each living through now? Can you imagine yourself living in that world? Wouldn’t it amaze you to think that people actually chose to live like we do?
It is not foolish dreaming to ask these questions, and to imagine another way to live. We have, each one of us, created what we have now. It wasn’t done to us from somewhere out there. We chose. And we can choose differently, if we wish to do so.
Consciousness is the key. Becoming conscious of your own everyday choices creates change. Change the ones you can, work toward making better choices as you are able. Beginning within yourself is a wonderful place to start. As you begin to look within, you become more conscious in all of your actions, and this has a profound effect on those around you. You have much more power than you may give yourself credit for.