I wrote the first version of my poem “Soul’s Breath” in 1979. I decided to use it to introduce my blog earlier this year because I wanted to draw your attention to the “ONENESS” of humanity, how when we strip away all superficialities, people are far more similar than they are different. While we’ve heard this before, many of us have a tendency to fixate on the differences. I believe this tendency is our greatest human challenge- an unmet challenge which has helped cause divisiveness and has eroded our civilizations throughout history. Yet if we can alter our perspective to define our universal human qualities, we will recognize what I call the holiness in humanity, our best qualities, our very best attributes: our consciousness, our communication abilities, our compassion and our conscience- the Four C’s- consciousness, communication, compassion, and conscience. By first recognizing these attributes in ourselves, we can move toward recognizing them more easily in others. And by embracing the holiness in our humanity we can join hands to rebuild our eroded foundation and so create an atmosphere of serenity and joy for all of us.
Thank you for joining me. If you’d like to see “Soul’s Breath” in written form, scroll back to my first blog.