We Are One

Nous Somme Unis – We Are One is both a statement and a declaration, perhaps even a call. It is also a truth. It speaks from the many to the many, and in this moment of tragedy, specifically to France. Like any good declaration, it comes from the heart, and it carries waves or layers of meaning.

The most obvious is to the people of Paris. It says – We are with you, we stand by you, your heart is our heart, your tears our tears – it says, you are not alone. The second wave speaks to the world. It says – You and I, we are one. We do not often remember this but it is true. So what happens to one, on some level, happens to all. It says (and this is the call) – We want, we choose, a better world, a kinder more compassionate world, so please let us stop this fighting, let us join together now and come back to the remembering.

Nous Somme Unis – We Are One.

This is the dance. We live in a world of duality, constantly surfing from one side of its coin to the other. One moment, we are smiles and laughter. Another, we are pain and sorrow. One moment brings love. Another, death. If we surf one side too long, it can appear to be all we have. That is not true but it can look and feel that way. In a world of duality, our greatest opportunity is always to come home to the centre, to live from the realm of infinite possibility, to breathe from the land of infinite love. It can also be our greatest challenge.

Nous Somme Unis – We Are One.

We are a world of immense diversity. Our species, that would be humanity, mirrors the world in which we live. There are many tribes, many cultures, many traditions, many faiths, and many languages. Midst all this diversity, it can be hard to spot the common ground, and yet stripped to our very essence we are all energy doing that divine dance. It is time to remember.

Nous Somme Unis – We Are One.

At the centre of each heart, beyond its ‘stance’ in the world, you will find a desire to love, to be home, to rejoice midst the heart of all existence, our eternity, no matter what names we give that. And it is from the heart, open and willing to experience anew, that we must come to each other’s table now and remember. We must have the courage to wipe the slate of the past clean and to step, with kindness and with love, into the possibilities of the now.

At the end of the day when we are looking back on our lives, it will always be the moments of loving that speak the strongest, that call out and hold true. The rest will be like the wind, blustery at times, even brutal in moments, gentle and caressing in others, yet still wind, just passing through.

Every moment carries within it an opportunity to love.


We Are One – Nous Somme Unis.earth in space 2

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