Unity vs. Competition

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I actually planned to write another post about the 25 core messages God shared. But this will happen a different time since I feel like sharing something that moved me some days ago. I met a new blogger, Sheila Murrey of Take It Upon Yourself, who left a wonderful comment about her emotions and thoughts regarding the movie Bohmian Rhapsody. She expressed wonderfully what I felt too. I took a look at her blog and saw that she has written a book about self-development, healing (body and soul), and giving a look onto life from a higher perspective. I have been excited that I found her. Or actually, she found me. It is always such a joy to see how many people are dedicating their free-time or even their lives for giving something to help others to bring more light into their own lives.

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Then I thought of a post our lovely Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary. She had an inconvenient encounter here on WordPress with another blogger who couldn’t deal with the fact that Sue used an analogy that blogger used too – without both knowing of each other. Instead of being pleased to see that her way might be truthful and that there are others to support the healing in this world, she reacted offended AND offending. Why do we so easily think we are in a competition here. I don’t exclude myself, by the way. it is a reflex that must have been planted in us from childhood on by all the influences of society. Aren’t we all living for the goal of living a happy and fulfilled life? Like I want it, you want it, and she and he want it too! We cannot claim to have the copyright of sending light because we all ARE light. And the only thing that can dim that light is when the ego takes over in its distorting opinions.

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There is not one best song or music style. There be those who reach more people but some like this most and some like that. So it makes no sense to compete over it. That is a reason why I don’t like those competition shows anymore. Only because the majority thinks one song or singer is best doesn’t mean it really is the best one. They simply are the ones, the majority of those who watched and voted liked it most. Don’t get me wrong, competitions can push us to work on ourselves to get better but we should always be aware that it is not a general truth. Like that, there is not only one way or one best way. There are many ways. There are even many ways for each individual regarding their states of awareness.

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When everybody does everything their ways then it will always reach exactly those people who need exactly what they share. And if two share something similar or even the same then only because even more people might need it and that way more people can be reached.

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Remember, we all have may have the same goals but we are all individuals to serve individuals individually. That way we all walk towards those goals in the way meant for each one of us. Isn’t that amazing?

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SOOOOO many people lately are on the defensive, Erika. No matter what is said, the content of what is said is taken wrong and then the fighting begins. I’ve run into so many people like this lately that I’d much rather be talking to a tree or one of my cats then a human. I just won’t deal with this insanity and will not engage in this kind of thinking either. Cheers to Beauty and Kindness! ☺️

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It is true, Recently, I noticed some people changing their behavior dramatically towards this ecocentric direction. As it was said in a comment, we then rather walk away feeling the strength of not being in need to prove that we are right.
Thank you, Amy and yes, cheers to beauty and kindness!💖

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Erika, well said. Unity is the ideal that produces so much. Competition, by itself is not bad, but we need not compete on everything and we should not try to win at all costs. I remember those Olympic runners who helped another cross the line.

This may sound off subject, but it is relevant in today’s time. If you remember the wonderful movie called “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russel Crowe, he played a Nobel Laureate in Economics who overcame his schizophrenia. His theory is called the “Nash Equilibrium” and is used today.

In short, the Nash Equilibrium is if we each try to maximize our own profit, we will earn less than if we all work together to maximize the collective profit. A unified approach beats the pants off a more competitive approach. There is no better example of the economics of globalization.

Keith

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Yes, I saw the movie. The Nash Equilibrium is a fantastic ways to explain the benefits of working hand in hand instead of only seeing our own profit in the center of our lives. If we work alone, we will stay alone. If we work together we can achieve more and celebrate and share the joy of achievement which again rises the enthusiasm for collective work.
It is so wonderful that you mentioned this here. Thank you, Keith!

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That is such an important message to get out, and in fact it reminds me of a definition of maturity.
“Maturity is being able to walk away from an argument knowing that you are right, without having to prove that the other person was wrong.” Life really is not a competition.

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That’s a very good definition. That also means that maturity is nothing you receive at a particular age but with the experience over many years (some sooner, some later). Many leaders in this world still need a lot of such experiences to learn that life can only be managed through unity and not through separation.
Thank you very much for your comment, Colin!

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As I said, competition can help us to overcome our own limits. If we do something for ourselves it is our choice. But if we do something which others shall benefit from we need to calm our ego because we are the tool!

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