Short and Sweet #14 – One Single Body


Yesterday in #13, I mentioned unity and oneness. Have you really thought about what that means or how to embody it in your life? Hazrat Inayat Kahn said, “That the whole humanity is as one single body, and all nations and communities and races as the different organs, and the happiness and well-being of each of them is the happiness and well-being of the whole body. If there is one organ of the body in pain, the whole body has to sustain a share of the strain of it. That by this message mankind may begin to think that his welfare and his well-being is not in looking after himself, but it is in looking after others, and when in all there will be reciprocity, love and goodness towards another, the better time will come.” I would go one-step further to say that the planet we live on is part of the oneness and must be included in our reciprocity, otherwise surly we will continue to have problems where no solution can be found because our attention is focused toward self-interest. If we cannot love our fellow human beings or mother earth in the same way that a mother loves her child then we are sure to parish one day from sheer selfishness disguised as a war, plaque or other disaster.