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Truly Individual
By Suzie Palmer   
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Last edited: Saturday, October 01, 2005
Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2005

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To some, the word ‘individuality’ could represent a shroud that distances us ...

To some, the word ‘individuality’ could represent a shroud that distances us from the world, a remoteness that separates us from each other.  However to penetrate these ‘veils of darkness’, one needs look no further than the root meaning of individuality.  Individual = undividable, inseparable, and indissoluble.  Nowhere does individual translate as isolation.

 

The ‘I’, the ‘me’ or ‘my’ that stands alone and breaks the beauty of the continuous flow of all existence, can disappear in language just as it can disappear in life when a view of the whole develops beyond the limited separate self.  Consciousness expands in the process, bringing compassion for fellow humans, inescapably embracing our oneness.  To be truly individual is to diminish, as much as possible, the I, which represents ‘the cause of all violence in the world’, with its ‘my country, your country’, ‘my race, your race’, ‘my religion, your religion’, ‘my culture, your culture’, ‘my family, your family’, ‘me, mine, ours, and theirs’.  A thought inspired by the wisdom of Jiddu Krishnamurti.

If ‘no me, no my, no I’ could become our mantra for life, a completely new world is possible!  Prolific in peace and love, a healthy world would exist, which nurtures, and is nurtured by, its one diverse family.

The world and we are in life together!  Our breath, our beings, our sun, rises and falls in the oneness of nature.  The rhythm, cycle, sound, and colour of life are an ongoing harmony linking all.  This is a movement functioning internally and externally to all beings, a life everywhere.  


No doctrine is needed for the moon, no policy for the sun.  The mountains exist without codes of moral conduct, as do the oceans, lakes, meadows, and trees.  Animals even live without complexity, always honest to instincts.  It seems the great gift of human intelligence has been also been our greatest burden.  The freedom of freewill weighs against the simplicity of nature’s beauty.  

To realize we are simple beauties of nature is vital to life.  Human consciousness must expand past the self, to embrace the whole.  When one is suffering, humanity and the world are suffering.  When one is going without, we are going without.  When one is not free, we are not free.

It is the greatest responsibility being an individual running in the human race.  While there can ultimately be no winning or losing, no ‘right, or ‘wrong’ ~ happy, healthy ways can only be positive to the vibration of the planet.  Nevertheless, it sometimes takes confusion, sorrow, and suffering to open a heart and a mind to the Greater Good.  

Ubuntu is an ancient South African term meaning, “a person becomes human through other persons”.  In whatever ways life brings us lessons, we can each be taught our individual humanity, and in turn, we can teach one another.  To link and express the harmony of all our hearts… is a supreme purpose of the true individual! 


 


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Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 4/5/2007
This is indeed a beautiful rendering of intense thought dedicated to the harmony of interactedness. If only your words could be taught in schools from the early ages on. Think of the blessings the world would receive from truly informed citizens. Namaste' - Monette
Reviewed by William DeVault 3/11/2006
Marvelous sentiments, well expressed - thank you, very much.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/22/2006

“Truly Individual” exercises the cadence of thoughts toward humanity and its harmony for a healthy living.

I have learned through the reading of “Truly Individual”, which made the torch of wisdom brighter.

I am grateful to the author for sharing this brick to build the bridge of understanding.

In reverent gratitude,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 10/5/2005
Your Important Individual ARticle stands right OUT Suzie ;)(VERy Unique as YOU are to me) I loved it, made me think and ponder awhile! WE NEED to be who we are- Everyday brings a different FAcet to think on- You opened my thought processors alittle more- Thank you Suzz- I hope your well and STrong and Healthy! I Also believe it's what WE think, that brings US to where we are at that MOment! Love&Light,Sheee0x0x0x
Reviewed by Hiren Shah 10/2/2005
Fascinating writeup. Purely from a layman's perspective, individuality is a trait that makes that person unique and different. It could be the essence of that person's success or failure. For instance a simple smile on an actor's face may distinguish her from the rest. It is said that "WINNERS DO NOT DO DIFFERENT THINGS THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY Individuality plays a very strong role in this the issue is what is it that you can do differently because everybody cannot do everything differently Individuality has a very strong role to play in that>
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 10/2/2005
Very interesting article. Thanks. I've always believed what makes my individuality a pleasant experience is that I know me, I honor the me I know, and I enjoy being me no matter how anyone else behaves differently or dislikes me. I believe our society (US) does a great disservice to children by sending such mixed messages about individuality. Parents buy Nikes and Reeboks for kids who can't even walk, buy them clothes with someone else's name on the outside, compete with the neighbors for the most expensive birthday parties, schools and weddings, and then 'caution' them about peer pressure. I'm not sure anyone still says, "If he jumps off the bridge are you going to follow?", but bet there's an updated version if not. And then, then those same parents drag their chilren to churches where they are taught to think and act like everyone else and told they are sinners if they don't. There are lots of mixed messages out there that I think have a very negative affect on true self-esteem and individuality.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/2/2005
Being a Darwinist, I am a strong believer in Evolution. It is only the survival of the fittest who will prevail. Being a Feminist, I am a strong believer in female choice. Feminist thinking is that males produce relatively cheap sperm and females make a set number of expensive eggs, and females should be choosy as to the males who they let fertilize them so that the offspring will be more likely to pass on exceptional genes. Female choice can not only change the characteristics of a given species, but also leads to the creation of new species. The intelligence level must be raised before happy, healthy ways can only be positive to the vibration of the planet.

Sage
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/2/2005
Interesting and valid points made here and a refreshing look at the possibilities of life without territorial boundaries or selfish greed. Well said Suzie

Felix

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