The Internet has been buzzing with a quote attributed to British actor and comedian extraordinaire, John Cleese, of Monty Python fame:
“Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray.”
And then…he finishes (his statement) with the punch line: “Welcome back to 430 BC!”
It’s a telling commentary on the state of the world, all the way from 2,400 years ago (and probably long before that) until now.
When I first saw this, I couldn’t help but flash back to a friend of mine commenting, maybe 10 or 15 years ago, that he remembered (as he grew up in the 50’s) seeing the now all-too-familiar headline “Mideast Peace Talks Underway.” And we still see the same headline regularly today. Which just shows that nothing real has changed.
The message is clear, don’t you think? So let us be equally clear as well. Our future, as well as the future of our planet itself, depends on the actions we take when meeting truths such as these.
Faces and places may change, but the world’s proclivity towards fighting, and the pattern of fear that gives rise to this violence is unchanging. Hatred born of intolerance never ends. But, thankfully, this long-standing sad story need not be the only one.
Individuals like you and me can change things; we can make a real difference beginning with choosing to share right, bright, and true ideas.
That’s the whole message of the OneJourney Project. Please watch the video and share it with everyone you know.
On another note, my good friend Kate recently got married, and she came to the OneJourney site to find a quote on love to use in her wedding vows. The one she selected was by Rumi:
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
— Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207 – 1273)
Click here to search for other quotes on “love” in our Living Book. And remember you can share your favorites.
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The heart of the OneJourney project is Guy Finley’s remarkable book, The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred. You can instantly download a free sampler to the book by clicking here (no need to signup for anything).
Help spread the OneJourney message throughout your entire social network, and be part of a global change in human consciousness. We’ve made it easy to share OneJourney with others. Simply use the social media buttons found throughout the website, or click here to visit our official Facebook page.
Dr. Ellen Dickstein
The OneJourney Project
P.S. We keep receiving wonderful submissions to our Living Book. Here are some recent ones:
“Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.”
— Osho, 1931 (submitted by Hiroshi M.)
“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery, 1900 (submitted by William M.)
“The fundamental truths are all men’s property. Whether or not we live by them, we all know them, with deep instinctiveness.”
— J. Donald Adams, 1891 (submitted by Thomas F.)
Click here to submit your own quotation, and then browse our growing collection for daily inspiration.