Changing One Word Can Unify the World

Whether you realize it or not, Covid is a game-changer.

Why? Because every religion, political party, and organized group was affected. No “type” of human is exempt. All humans, no matter their affiliations and convictions, are in this together. Some folks have not come to this conclusion as demonstrated by a surge in racially induced criminal acts.

I’ve seen and heard the phrase “human race” used many times in recent weeks.

“It’s not but one race. The human race,” said Mobile City Alabama Councilman Fred Richardson. The councilman says now is the time to make a change, starting with the questions asked on city forms. “It is time to remove race from all of our forms and list our ethnicity, where our ancestors came from. It’s time to drop color off the form. It adds nothing to it. It is valueless except for you to identify who to mistreat,” Richardson stated on June 9th, 2020 (reported by NBC news correspondant Jaysha Patel). I agree.

Humans on the other hand, aside from color, are the same in ways that should never isolate us.

All humans want the same things; to live out their lives with relative happiness, comfort, health, and peace. All humans experience joy and sadness, clarity and confusion, patience and anxiety. Most humans have the ability to fall in love, raise young, and do creative work in some capacity. On the inside and the outside, the only thing different is color.

  1. a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats, etc., to see which is the fastest in covering a set course.
  1. compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective.

Everyone deserves a good, healthy, and safe life.

We can move in that direction by putting “race” back in its proper place with no connection to what and who people are. I personally feel that competition of any kind between people is damaging to all involved. https://www.alfiekohn.org/article/case-competition/ The only positive competition is that which one enters into with oneself; to be a better person, to heal wounds that keep you down, to learn how to stop self-sabotage, to understand that going after your dreams and failing is better than never trying in the first place.

So where do we go from here?

We start by referring to the collective of humans as something more supportive and indicative of who ALL of us really are; flesh and blood people, mortals, Homo sapiens, Human species, community.

We are Humanity

noun:

We are Humankind

noun: human beings considered collectively

We are souls on a journey.

We are beings with indefatigable spirits.

We are One.

Heart Seeds© 2020 by Robin Reichert

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Robin Reichert

Robin Reichert

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Author, Earth Divine - Adventures of an Everyday Mystic speaker/storyteller, peace alchemist, artist, award-winning story Transformed, www.RobinHeartStories.com