I was amazed to get back home today and posted on Facebook some pictures of my trip to the Cittadella in Rabat Gozo, within minutes I had comments from literally all over the world. The power of Social media is changing the way we keep in touch with world events and also keeps family close whatever the distance. Social media is sometimes attacked because of people who abuse its power, but we can and should ignore those who simply want to divide us. We are one, we are all the same whether we come from the west or the east, we are all humans.
I will always maintain that Love is what binds us together. In my small way I try to spread this to my friends. Organised religion whatever the faith has been the source of so much division and deaths, as a Buddhist, and not allied to one particular religion I feel we can all learn something from the teachings of The Buddha. People I respect have surprised me with this lack of understanding but maybe given time they will see the path, the middle path, no extremes, no games played just a straightforward message to love our fellow man (and woman).
Maybe I’m an idealist but I truly believe that if we all just stood back, put our political and religious differences aside we would all be able to experience a new hope for our, and our children’s future. I would love to turn on the news and see American’s and Iranian’s embracing each other, and seeing that through Love anything can be achieved. We as the human race have a duty (while we are here) to do our best to make the earth a better place, we are but specks of dust in the universe, quite insignificant really, but while we are here (which is just the blink of an eye) we have a duty to those that come after us to make things better than we have made them so far. Whether it be Vishnu, Jesus Christ, Mohammed or another higher being we look to, we are all one. And surely we should accept that any higher power that preaches hate and killing is wrong (none of the above do).
So after my sermon (sorry) as I said once many years ago when I was a young sales manager “Let’s all pull together as a team”. Ha that was in the days when I worked for the people who made Anadin, I could do with some of that now.