The Art of Unity

         Unity is a pattern of mind and behavior.  A mode of conducting one-to-one interpersonal relations in frequent contact and fostering harmony at a communal level.  A state of being joined as a whole.  If it were only so simple.  A drop of water consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, combined as one in its’ purest form.

          To have an inclusion of unity, we first must be united within ourselves.  Our divided spirit of personal vanities and charitable humility leaves an unbalanced disunity of mind, body, and spirit.  An everlasting quest to seek the best of ourselves and whom we were meant to become.  Shall I move to support humanity selflessly or shall I mandate a course for a lesser faculty of monetary and faddish venues?

          In collaboration with our individualism is a belief that we are all connected as one people.  To understand ourselves we should understand this:  

          I am different from you, though our feet are planted firmly on the same earth; therefore, if you find yourself exposed to potential harm or apprehension, it is concerning to me.  

          I do not share the same blood with you, though we breathe the same air; therefore, if you find that you have fallen to consequences because of the negligence from others towards your appearance or beliefs, it brings me misery.  

          I do not walk the same path with you, though we share the same sun; therefore, if you have been mistreated and exploited discriminately, that threatens my way of life.  

          I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper because I understand that I am not them, but he is he, she is she, and you are you, as much as I am me.

          How resilient is the power of one?  It is said that a mighty waterfall began with a single drop of water.  Unity is embracing one another and celebrating the robust connection of our diversity to actualize the adhesive foundation for humanity.

          When we commit to others, we are not making sacrifices to each member but to the relationship of unity, to manifest all as one.  We are not perfect or complete without the other, and our wholeness may fall short of our full potential.  If we rely on each other, then we will prevail in harmony.

About this poem

This prose-poem is a reflection on the concept of unity and its importance for humanity. From suggesting that one needs to overcome one’s own ego and selfish desires and align themselves with a higher purpose, to expressing the idea that we are all interconnected and interdependent, despite our differences. It concludes with an emphasis on the power and importance of unity, and how it can transform the world.

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Written on November 10, 2017

Submitted by IAmWindwalker on March 10, 2024

Modified by IAmWindwalker on March 10, 2024

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