On September 11, 2001, reality suddenly
The hijacking of American airplanes
and subsequent acts of devastation shook us all to attention.
What used to seem so important no
longer seems so important.
We are faced with a profound choice.
We can continue to see ourselves
as separate (and yield to the impulse to destroy the "other")
or we can look ahead to a larger
vision, in which "I" and "other" are one.
A vision of oneness includes opposites,
and requires a kind of thinking that is inclusive.
It also requires an inclusive way
of responding. And it implies caring in an inclusive way.
Its means being open and willing
to learn from life, bypassing the impulse to judge, exclude and retaliate.
It means allowing space for a new
kind of response to emerge and being willing to accept it.
Ultimately it means trusting in the
innate intelligence of growth itself.
Vision is incomplete until it is
lived and tested.
It needs challenge and perserverance
to strengthen and prove itself.
We have seen the vision of oneness
in our religion and we have understood it in our science.
We have yet to live it.
The message of the Human Being Society
"live the oneness".
Let our pain propel us into the awareness
Let our actions express the care
of that unity.
Let our responsibility be its conscious
We are a Human Being Society being
born of both grief and Love.