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Monday, April 15, 2019

Oneness is Not Sameness

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Dr. Marlene Oaks, one of the key contributors to our spiritual curriculum wrote:

If we were not free, we would be puppets upon some divine strings, or perhaps some not-so-divine strings. We would be like robots, having to act as we were directed to do. Life would be cold and sterile, perhaps like that of the wives in The Stepford Wives. There would be no surprises since all would be determined by some outside power. Accomplishment would not mean anything to us because we would not be doing it ourselves. There would be no triumph as we surmount challenges because we would not be doing it with our own uniqueness. We would be glorified robots.

Dr. Oaks was writing about the spiritual freedom we must think, feel, and believe. Each one of us different, producing unique results, and living a life unlike anyone else. Yet these differences in our self-expression never rob us of our shared spiritual heritage. Indeed, it is what we have in common that allows us to love each other in the presence of how different we can be.

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