Just One Degree
If a navigational heading is shifted by just one degree, and you leave New York City aiming for Los Angeles, with a one-degree deviation you can end up in Oregon.
What if our society had a one-degree shift in Consciousness? What if a critical number of us not only realized but acted upon the understanding that all Life is interrelated, and that any harm done to any portion is harm done to the whole? Does anyone recall, “Whatsoever ye do to the least of these ye do to Me?”
What is needed is for We the People to make a simple shift in Consciousness. A shift from ‘my’ to ‘our’—from short-term profit to long-term stewardship. A shift that recognizes we have become a global village and that our family is now the Family of Man. Not only because we are only a plane ride away from being infected by some new mutated virus, but because we recognize that (to paraphrase the Buddha) “when a butterfly flaps its wings in China, the effect is felt around the world.”