When I think back on my life, I realize that I spent the first 30 years of my life, playing the game of trying to “become” something. I saw everything from that perspective. I wanted to become really good at everything I did – at school, on the job, my relationships and so on. I believed that I wasn’t good enough the way I was, but if I could become good at something, then I could be someone. Now I know I had the game wrong. The game is to find out who we already are, not to become something.
It’s Not the Differences But the Similarities Between Us That Matter
In our culture we’ve been trained to look for individual differences in each other. The other kid is brighter or dumber, taller or shorter, richer or poorer, than we are. We make a whole lot of dimensional distinctions and put people in categories, label them and treat them that way. And we get so, we only see others in the ways that they are different or separate from us.
But when we are able to see how much we are actually similar to each other, it is then that we realize that we have, at the core, a commonality, and we are actually in essence the same. Psychologist Dr. Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass) expressed this in the movie Zeitgeist.
We Are Actually All One
We are born as human beings, and we learn the whole business of judging whether we’re good or bad, special or different. It’s a learned way of being – in this game of life.
However, as we move deeper into the 21st century, it seems that the old appeals to revving up racial, sexual, and religious differences, to beating the drum of nationalist fervour, are beginning not to work like they used to. And that’s a good thing.
A “New Consciousness” is evolving that sees the earth as a single organism, and recognizes that if we continue to see ourselves as separate and as a result, begin to go to war with each other, we are doomed.
We are here to know and enjoy who we are as a community of human beings, who are more powerful in our commonalities than in any superficial differences we might have.
Zeitgeist – The Movie
About 5 years ago I watched the movie Zeitgeist, but it didn’t stay with me, until I happened to come upon it again. It seems to have even more relevance today in 2012 than it did in 2007 when it first came out.
If you haven’t already seen this movie, now is your chance. It gives a historical perspective on our times. The truth of which only becomes clearer and more obvious than ever, as we look back from our vantage point now. You will be riveted as you watch this movie. You can check it out here.
Note: For the first couple of minutes you will see a black screen, while a voice speaks. This is how the movie begins. The screen will look black until you reach 4:00 minutes, when the video begins. You might want to turn on the captions to see the words on the screen by clicking on cc in the status line of the Video.
Zeitgeist: The Movie – 2007 by Peter Joseph 2 hours
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