Life’s Journey

Early morning photo in Hollister of an old barn beyond the tree.

The Journey

Life’s journey is the subject for today, but really it is a subject being addressed every day.  We all have responsibilities, family, work and hopefully down time.  But do we all take the time to connect to a complete new friend, and listen to them.  For me, friendships in the past meant going out and spending time together, but not really communicating.  We all, at one time or another, lose the art to communicate or listen to each other.  Every day we get caught up in the monetary things we wish to obtain instead of the intangible.  The intangible can be a beautiful compliment, or listening to someone else’s worry for just a few seconds.  If we take these individual moments with friends we learn so much more about them as well as ourselves.  We come to understand that we all share some of the same values, beliefs, strengths, and courage.  To listen a little longer we end up in a beautiful conversation of trust and truth.  In these moments it is within each of us to develop the compassion to listening to someone else’s fears.  It also gives us the opportunity to be that strength for someone else.  Each one of us has a need to be accepted, liked and loved.  But in these moments we give to someone else, we also find the courage and strength to continue on and be a better person the next day.   Conversation is not just about talking, and unfortunately we all tend to forget that it is also about listening.  There are world concerns all across each country, and yet we are more focused on the monetary stuff than what sits before us in person.  Simple conversations which will bring about trust, integrity, and honesty.  We may not be able to change what is going on right now in another part of the world.  But if we each took the time to listen, and learn from people around us that compassion will spread across the world and foster a more positive outlook.  Learning is the key, communication is the answer, but that means we need to listen to understand.  When we take the time to consider another person’s concerns, we find that we are all similar in our need to be accepted and loved.  It is amazing to find that each of us through one part of our lives or another all go through the same struggles.  These struggles may be wrapped up in different boxes, but the learning curve is the same.  It takes growth, self acceptance, listening, and it takes a moment just to step back and let someone else shine.

New Beginnings

This site is dedicated to promoting the world vision of One World One People One Love.  There are so many world issues that are shared.  We hear about it every day in the news, poverty, homelessness, gender, race, and religion each affecting every country.  Aside from the cultural differences we are still one population of human beings.  Race and gender should not define the humanity that is within each of us.   Each country may be able to find different solutions to the issues affecting all of us on this planet.  One population of human beings is a vision that would bring all countries together, and would create a better future for the children.   Once we address the issues across the board, we can begin to see positive changes.  For so long many countries have struggled on their own to resolve these issues, and yet no progress is being made to further the development of people.  Cultural differences such as language should not be limiting our ability to bring a resolution to important world issues.  Poverty and lack of fresh water are top of the list, and yet there are so many issues to address.  The treatment of children and women in the world is another issue that hinders our progress for one population of human beings.  To discuss these issues openly among different countries, we can start to see that we are more similar than we thought.  Race and gender affect the economic status of many and is still being ignored in today’s society as an important issue.   When we begin to see that improving the world means that all countries speak with each other, we can begin to heal the people as a whole.  Open discussions would also bring in different ideas and lead to more productive outcomes to resolve these issues.  World discussions of these issues would also bring the stability to smaller countries that have no support at all.  We all strive to recognize the individuality of people, yet the similarities are what will heal.  We are One World, One People, One Love.  One population of human beings is the result of world leaders making an effort to see this world as our only home and one in which we should live peaceably.