1000 Flowers for the Planet - #299 Look for the Common Link
The planet has about 7 billion people on it – all different races, colours and creeds. Interestingly though, there is one word for every one of us, one group, called ‘people’. If only we could learn to look for the common links we have with each other, maybe the world would start to be a better place. Most people believe in one God. They might worship God in different ways, but ultimately the belief is in ‘One God’. Why can’t we see that truth as the link that keeps us together? We all have the desire to be happy, to laugh and smile, and those things can be shared with each other even if we don’t speak the same language. Why don’t we do that?
With your neighbours you have the common link of your community. With your work colleagues you have the common link of your workplace and working together to produce excellent goods or services. When you follow a football team you have your team as the common link with all sorts of strangers who also barrack for that team. You might come from different cultures but share a love of embroidery and be able to enjoy learning new techniques from each other. You might have opposing business practices but enjoy golf, and the golf course can be the link that pulls you together for sharing ideas.
There are all sorts of things that can be our common link, so instead of fighting each other over our differences, lets concentrate on looking for that common link that draws us ‘together’. Lets focus on the good things we share and learn to live in harmony and peace.