November 9, 2011

"The Wall In Our Mind"

To the freedom fighters, 
Thank you.

It's been over 50 years since in an early morning in April of 1961 when authorities of German Democratic Republic started the construction of Berlin Wall. It's been 22 years since it's fall. It was the continuation of a string of events that would break down the dreaded Iron Curtain. 
In the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall talks have started on the subject of the mental barrier that still stood/stands in the way true unity within German people.
The Wall left deep markings in the souls and minds of all Europeans as the bricks and concrete, the barb wire, the tranches and the guns, started as a way to stop those trying to escape from the Soviet occupied part of the city into the West part of the city, occupied by Allied countries, ended up creating a huge rift between East and West beyond Germany's borders. The effects are still visible today from person to person interaction to instances in the functioning of the European Union. 

The East/West antithesis is used at a world wide scale. And is not the only one used to position ourselves as opposed to [the others].
As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, the successive revolutions in the region and commemorate those who have lost their life in those days and fighting the oppressive communist regimes, we must become aware of the walls (mental of physical) that separate us and prevents us from acting towards healing our world.

"The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God 
and the common vulnerability of this planet."
John F. Kennedy

Race, religion, geographical location, sex, age, favorite sport team, political views etc.are just few of the excuses we use to close ourselves in restrictive/restricted areas. Outside are the "them', inside is "me/us".
The strategy is proven every day as a failure yet we continue in the same direction and continue to put up brick after brick.

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity 
there is beauty and there is strength."
Maya Angelou

Ignorance, discrimination and passing judgement based on stereotypes are preventing us from seeing the beauty in each other and the opportunities to better ourselves through learning, trying to understand, to love and respect each other.

“We listen, we watch, we learn. We open our hearts, and we open our minds.” 
Michael Jackson

“United we stand; divided we fall”

“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, 
and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”
Michael Jackson


I want to thank here a very dear friend of mine, 
someone who opened her soul to me and thought me much about love.
Happy Birthday B.!
I love you.


Cassarah said...

This is my third -and I promise last shot for this year-to wish you all the best on the occasion of your birthday, B.

May the year ahead allow the changes you are thinking about and may every day offer you at least some little joys.

Thank you for being such a true-blue soldier in the army of love. If I could I´d love to nominate you for General in the worldwide Army Of LOVE.

doublebeee said...

Sorry sweethearts!!! I only saw the blog post now due to my absence. Thanks for this amazing post and the congratulations!!! Much loooove to you! xxox

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