During Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech for presidential candidate she talked about ‘working together so we can rise together.’ She said, ‘Our country’s motto is E Pluribus Unum: out of many, we are one. Will we stay true to that motto?’
If we do stay true to that motto there will be a problem. Or, more accurately, the ongoing (for millennia) condition of worldwide divisiveness and conflict will continue to be a problem.
With a slight shift in perspective, we flip the motto to E Unum Pluribus – out of the One comes the many. Isn’t this closer to our actual experience? In fact, isn’t this our actual experience?
We are not the many coming together to create oneness, be it of thought, word, and deed, or the pursuit of happiness. We are each a manifestation of oneness, or, as the sage might say to erase all confusion, we are each a manifestation of that which is not two.
As long as there is an individual self who holds a belief, opinion, or position over another individual self, the human race will remain on its dubious and often desperate path.
Look at your experience and see that there is no division between self and other – where is the borderline between not two? – and you quickly see that working together, rising together, is not a problem. It’s no longer a joint effort. In fact, it is no effort – it is oneness being oneness. Love loving love.
In closing, our candidate for President of the Universe and Beyond implores us to ‘Vote today, and every moment, for E Unum Pluribus!’