I love this idea. I am a Muslim and this concept reverberates throughout the Qu’ran; sometimes I hesitate to say that because I know that people a lot of people have very negative preconceived ideas. But, they don’t know Islam like I do.
We say there is No God except God. We are all One. But it’s unfortunate that the practical application of Islam today is over-ridden by hatred and fear; the message is lost. That’s not what it’s about.
So the other day when my son came home from school and I unpacked his school bag I paused in awe when I found the Pledge of Allegiance and read One Nation Under God. As I read over it the words spoke to me very differently than they had when I was his age. And even though it’s been years since I recited the pledge I thought more deeply about what One Nation Under God really meant and about what that would look like.
A couple days later, I again, found myself watching Oprah listening to her interview a Sufi, aka, an Egyptian Mystic, about this concept of We are All One and the message of Love.
I again found this interesting and wondered how we could all be “One” if we were all so different?
Which then brought me to the sport of boxing and the transformation of Mike Tyson…. go figure!
There is no sport in the world that represents the Power of One and individuality more than boxing. So how does the Power of One go hand in hand with the philosophy of We are all One?
Boxing is one of the hardest and most physically demanding sports to compete in; so finding the path to peace probably wasn’t easy.
But, perhaps Mike Tyson’s story represents something much larger. Perhaps his story is a symbol. A symbol for the rest of us. Maybe he’s teaching us that because “We Are All One” that we can all find the “Power of One.” Maybe that’s the real Undisputed Truth?
It resides inside each and every one of us; if we just dig deep enough.
Live and Learn. We all Do.
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