There is a secret force in the universe that is more powerful than a formidable individual will—a will that is attuned to the divine. What is this mysterious force? It is unity of souls. If we are immersed in opposition, in finding fault with each other, arguing and in the worse instance, physically fighting, we’ve lost our touchstone of divine strength. We’re a fractured people, unable to wield our inherited divine birthright of brotherhood and sisterhood.
Antagonism, fear and worry feed on itself, devouring our health, peace of mind, compassion, and courageous intentions. These foes blind us to our highest human potential.
Through The Darkness
It takes prodigious daring to admit you’re ashamed of your negative attitudes and behavior. It requires humility and a belief that your inner freedom is on the other side of these dark attitudes. It would be so simple if we knocked up against our negativity without a catalyst. Unfortunately, it usually takes a monstrous ploy from life, a real two-by-four.
I just watched the film, 127 Hours, where a true story was re-enacted.1 A rock-climber and mountaineer, Aron Ralston played by James Franco, took off alone for a weekend of exhilarating fun. He found himself fighting for release from a boulder that blocked his path. The stone slammed into his forearm and wedged it so tightly that the climber was rooted to the spot. The boulder was unyielding. After exhausting every alternative, Aron chose life over death, even if he had to sacrifice a limb. I won’t go into details here. (Actually, I closed my eyes during the film. It was simply unbearable to watch. I think you get the idea.)
We tend to face change reluctantly, when forced, when there’s no other option. It must be some recurring trait of our ego that we’ve allowed to win us over. But, it’s not our strength. This reluctance has masqueraded as “the way”. And, we’ve believed the lie.
By aligning yourself firmly in faith, you may dare to explore these inner recesses of your mind. You will travel through to the other side and not get stuck in the morass. Conviction and courage will allow you to immerse yourself in those feelings of pain or resentment. When you do, by deeply listening, you will hear your mind release any negative beliefs you may have had that caused your sour emotional state. Now that you’ve identified these enemies, you may purge them.2
Afterwards you’ll feel objective, detached, compassionate, understanding, and one of the highest feelings, forgiveness. This requires self-acceptance and true inner fortitude. From this perspective you have an opportunity to pledge a recommitment to higher actions with an attitude of happiness and a goal to work together as one.
The Mastermind Principle
When we practice these simple techniques it’s inevitable that we’ll achieve unity. Unity will magnify our results far beyond anything we’d ever achieve by ourselves: we invoke the mastermind principle. By using this principle, a group of minds communicate in harmony and create an enlightened way of thinking with new ideas.3 Now, with this attitude in place, our higher consciousness will dash in to support us from every angle.
Not only that, but as a unified people we can save our countries from any deception that attacks us from within or without—by using no force other than the immense power of our unified hearts and minds, a secret hidden army of strength.
- Boyle, Danny. 127 Hours. Fox Searchlight Pictures. Film.
- Dr. K. Bradford Brown and Dr. Roy Whitten. More To Life. San Jose, CA: The Kairos Foundation, 1981-Present. Workshops.
- Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich. Meriden, CT: The Ralston Society, 1937. Print.