Divided We are Nothing

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It takes us all to make the world go ’round, to make the world a better place for all. 

In one of Maya Angelou’s poignant poems, she wrote, “We are more alike my friend than we are unalike.” Those wise and powerful words serve as a guiding light, and yet there are forces around that are doing their best to divide us. The responsible forces may not be the ones we are led to believe are responsible, and that may not even be that important. What matters even more than the “who,” is the “that.” You see, the power of the people is greatest when the people act as one. Who benefits when we, the people, are divided?

The boy who grew up to RULE® the world is about many things, but ruling over others is certainly not one of them. It is all about inclusion, about realizing the beauty and power that resides within, and much more. RULE® stands for Respect, Understand, Love, & Enjoy. It is a simple philosophy, based in and founded from the power we all possess, the power that some want us to give up. Those who want us divided know that when we are divided, accusing each other of this or that, allowing our emotions and fear to take over our minds and our hearts, they know that they have all the power because we have given it away, to them. Is that what we are about? Is that why so many around the world risk everything to come here?

America is far from perfect, we all must acknowledge that. A perfect nation is what we strive to be, though, and what we have strived to be since our Republic was founded. We are best when we come together for the greater good. We come together, as evidenced by the countless stories out of Houston, Texas and the Gulf so painfully struck. That is the true nature of “We the People.” That is who we are. We don’t care what color or religion someone is. We are mature and wise enough to consider that even though our stories are different, we bleed the same color and breathe the same air.

May you find the love that is within you and share it with someone who may be lost or in need. Share this with someone who could use it, someone who might be struggling with pain or fearfulness. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. Peace be with you all!

Quick Note Awaiting a Rant

It is hard to believe I haven’t posted anything for a few months, but then I look at the last entry and realize how long it has been. When new content is lacking, traffic goes elsewhere, so no surprise you have been away about as long as I have.

Sometimes I have things to say and find other ways to express them – to different audiences. I’m not really one to rant, but I just might have some things in the works to rant about. I guess you’ll only know if you keep coming back, checking in periodically even when there seems to be no new content. You know that sometimes things are happening even when we can’t see things happening. Think of the bamboo or the large oak tree – above the surface, things seem to be progressing very slowly, but then….

So please keep checking back, sending me your comments and requests, visiting my various web sites, following me on Twitter, finding me on Facebook, and remembering that no matter what, you are important and loved.

All the best,

Karl