By Patrick Kelly
Equality. We think of equal as being the same value, quality and size. Identical in number or volume, alike in measurement, nature, etc… Equality among people is perceived by many to be an unobtainable goal that we continue to strive for. We often separate our fellow humans as being of different disposition, political affiliation, economic status, religious belief, gender, race, educational background, etc. Perhaps human equality begins with us, the individual.
We are one race. The human race. Some believe and understand that we are all created equal; others disagree with our shared equality. Despite the efforts of some, too many prefer to separate us from each other by creating mind-made rules and expectations that separate us. Some believe that as the consciousness of the people of earth evolves, equality will be among one of our greatest human achievements. Our status as humans in our current hierarchy, culture, political and societal situations does not achieve equality. When we include observations of equality in our meditation practices, the oneness we share is clearly evident. Many will tell you that from an observation of creation, peace, love, truth and existence, we are the same. We are each other. Separate, yet one. Divided, yet subject to the same laws of creation. We are equal when it relates to emotional responses, to the human experience, not equal by circumstance, gender, country, education etc., but equal emotionally. Joy is joy, fear is fear, love is love. Equal to the inevitable unfolding of all that is. Equal in the fact we all share in the cycle of life and death. As these realities and truths settle in, as we come to value each other as we do ourselves, equality will come to us all. Society may keep us separate at birth, death brings us all together equally.
A simple meditation, try it out, here and there, when it come to your mind, or not. Observe how you judge your fellow humans by a place of equality. You are well aware of your differences from the point of view created by your mind from a place regarding gender, race, religion, social status, profession, creed, etc. Then take a moment and observe the person from a place of truth, a place aware of the knowledge of the cycle of life and death, a place of conscious awareness of love. There is a difference. It’s a new day, your day. ••
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