I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.
– Harper Lee
As we light this chalice,
May its flame consume the forces of violence in the world;
May its heat warm the chill of misunderstanding and hate;
May its light brighten the lives of the sick of heart and mind.
Chalice, burn with the fire of peace and liberty.
This wonderful and really engaging reflection on human ancestry and human connection does a
great job of bringing our sixth principle into our understanding of the world around us AND it sneakily leans in the direction of our seventh principle, which is coming just around the bend!
Props to PBS digital studios for this great reflection!
Have you ever heard of the word “glocal?” It was popular as an idea a few years ago when people were becoming more and more aware of how our world involved global realities even in our close-by neighborhoods.
Just being aware of how important people are all around the world can be helpful in fostering that “global” consciousness that is at the root of our 6th principle!
So, take stock of your world right around you as you read this––look around your room or whatever is closeby and think about all the global realities that are represented in front of you. For example, as I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a coffee shop––who picked the coffee that I’m drinking right now? Where did the natural resources for this cup and cookie come from? Who was involved in putting together the case on the laptop I’m typing on?
If you make a quick list, you can realize very quickly how much of the wider world is a very real part of the lives we all live.