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Click and listen to this song while you read. John Lennon song "Imagine"
Imagine there's no Heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people, Living for today
Imagine all the people living life in peace: A phrase that resonated around the globe in the 70's when John Lennon's hit song Imagine hit the music charts. Unfortunately, it is a surreal reality to imagine total peace between nations today. Although, a carnal hope exists from deep within that feelings of inner peace still seek to emerge from humanity; this delivery continues to struggle simply too large to birth. Countries discuss peace, but the trials and tribulations of daily life seem to delay the birth of peace thus instead inviting the emergence of protective and bitter thoughts within nations and abroad. In countless places of the world uncontrollable circumstances bring continuous emotional pain and anguish to people. Almost daily, newscasters report one disaster after another. Humanity has a constant tear in its eye while a dichotomy exists between those that experience disaster and those living the good life. Those continuing to thrive by building psychological walls of self-protection to isolate the daily harsh realities of life. This reality exists to the point of seclusion as individuals and as nations. Many nations harbor emotional baggage thereby promoting control issues and further solidifying a cycle of living opposed to collective peace. Show me the Love?
Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people, Living life in peace
Throughout the ages the Love within humanity surfaces when the existence of humanity itself becomes threatened. Through famine, war, natural disasters, plague, and biblical acts of God; It is amazing, that in the face of it all, how people strive beyond pre-existing walls of self-protection to help a neighbor in need. The Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan in March 2011 is a prime example. Over 100 Countries from around the globe sent immediate aid to Japan. Water, food, medical supplies, troops and huge amounts of various supplies were routed to Japan. The present political climate of the respective nations involved did not matter because it was the right thing to do for another human being. These efforts define our humanity. However, those walls of self-protection and control were blatantly obvious when some of the relief effort arriving in Japan awaited governmental approval and remained in warehouses while the people of Japan waited desperately to receive the aid. Again the question is posed, Where is the Love?
30 Foot Tsunami Wave Takes Everything in Its Patk
Television Images Broadcasts Around the World
The world watched Japan's coastal disaster unfold. Pictures of walls of water obliterated cities and towns leaving nothing behind. At the witness of this great human travesty and loss of life, the rest of humanity determined personal actions not based on religion or a country's political belief. All that mattered was helping other people. Why is it that hundreds of nations can set aside political and religious agendas, personal prejudices, selfish desires for power only in the face of disaster and devastation? How can we find a way to live as a human collective during regular business hours?
You may say that I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one, I hope someday you'll join us, And The World Will Live As One
So often in times of personal or global strife, that momentary release of personal agenda totally directs an immediate focus onto the larger scope of the crisis. That is when humanity is at its finest. In the deepest part within, to discover feelings of love so dedicated to our fellowman so rare and unknown is liberating at best. Given the ability to understand these basic feelings of love and feel love without over-analyzing its existence is a gift. It is this basic love connection that exists and binds all humanity. It is seen in the faces of the worlds children. Where does it go as adulthood takes shape?
Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man, Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world
What is humanity? The nature of the human species around the world; no matter the race, color or creed. Our humanity defines our common human psychological profile to learn, create, communicate, explore and understand our world. We define our ability to display humane treatment of each other and our world as part of our humanity; calling acts of cold heartedness behavior inhuman. Going even further promoting human welfare or reform allows one to be called a humanitarian. The love of the fellow human being.
What makes people so fearful of each other? The natural order of things? A hierarchy based on survival of the fittest? The proverbial food chain is always in motion, many times causing an imbalance. So it appears that all of nature has a constant tension to maintain balance or peace; to remain in and at a level of peace in a world full of risks. To exist by the providence or at the mercy of another seems to be natures way. The planet remains a violent environment with tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, mudslides, raging wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, meteor strikes, acid rain, plague, famine, global warming, and the like. With all the natural issues to contend with already; why can't humanity fall in love with itself once more and decide to live in peace as one. It is the Hope for the children of the future world. Show me the Love.
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