“Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary.”
— Dan Brown
With the current events that have occurred in Paris this past weekend, I think today’s meditation has an impactful message in regard to solidarity. There is no greater time than now, for the world to stand together with one belief and overcome hostility from ignorance, such as the Paris attacks.
There is a force greater than each individual that we are each a part of and it is a part of us. We are kindred spirits and belief embraces all differences. Belief is one of the strongest forces to get people united towards a common goal when the belief is not distorted. The human Ego is defensive and wants to belong only with its own kind and shuts out the entire world of human experience. However, once you share and unite, the Ego loses its sense to be defensive. You can be a powerful force for ending division once you can eliminate the “us vs. them” mind set.
Today’s Message of the Day:
“Today’s meditation is about finding the common purpose and vision in humanity’s beliefs. This is how we can overcome the divisiveness of conflicting and hostile beliefs. Instead of remaining stuck in an “us versus them” mentality, we replace that with the belief that all humanity is one spiritual family. On the level of our spiritual identity, we are all equal.
When we know the truth of our shared humanity from our innermost Being, then our connection to the human family becomes a source of joy, love, and peace.”
The CENTERING THOUGHT for today’s meditation experience was:
“I rejoice in the human family.”
The SANSKRIT MANTRA used in the meditation:
(I open my awareness to wholeness.)
This mantra resonates with opening awareness to wholeness that unifies all differences.
Today’s four journal prompts were:
- Write down ways in which you have exercised “us versus them” thinking. Include not only spoken words but also your own internal beliefs about how others are inferior, wrong, stupid, or bad.
- Reflect on one person in your life who seems completed divided from you, then write down specific ways of seeing this person in a sympathetic light instead.
- Write down how even the most alienated people who cause division also have human qualities you value, such as loving their families, wanting to feel safe, and seeking happiness and validation.
- Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
We have arrived at the third week in this meditation journey. In this final week we will bring everything together to help unite the world through belief. Try to reflect on the transformations you’ve experienced so far.
May your evenings be peaceful and your days energetic!