Finally found  

rm_lovelyLady 64F
552 posts
9/5/2005 5:58 am
Finally found

I just watched an amazing program on TV this morning 3 am.

“Journey of Man Special, Documentary, History, Science, Geneticist Spencer Wells travels the world trying to trace the history of humans using DNA
By collecting blood samples from thousands of men living in isolated tribes around the world and analyzing their DNA, 34-year-old geneticist Spencer Wells and his colleagues discovered that all humans alive today can be traced back to a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who lived in Africa…… 60,000 years ago.
Following this genetic trail, Wells has charted the ancient journey of our ancestors as they populated the planet, continent by continent. The story is told in the 2002 National Geographic documentary The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey and the book of the same name.”

My inner voice has always told me that we are all one, human……. All equally important, no matter what color our skin, male or female, we are all one, and as one we should behave as one big family. Each one of us has individual thoughts, and feelings, and beliefs. There are differences caused by how we are raised, where we are raised, our education level, and the level of education of our parents. We all have different levels of mental and physical ability, capacity to learn……… but we are all one race, the human race.

Personally, sometimes ……….. I am embarrassed to be a human being. Our priorities are in the wrong place. We ( me, you, our government) should put more importance on communication, education, feeding and clothing everyone, and making sure no one is going with out a shelter from the storm - protection the weak... So much of our efforts, time and money are wasted on frivolous things instead of making sure every one is safe and has the basics…… I know, it is a long time in the future…… but the next time you complain about the weather, just remember, we have a home, food, family, jobs… it could be much worse……. And it could be much better

The amazing thing about this program is how much time, how much money, finally after this so many years of science, exploration, and technology……….. that they can now prove that we are all descendants of one group of human beings, that lived in Africa. I think it should change the way we look at one another and how we behave……

The family of man is one. And we should go forward, looking for a way to make things better for all of man.
Not to make us all alike, but so we can all be individuals, and still protect those that need it and want it...

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
9/5/2005 1:52 pm

Indigenous peoples have known this for a long time. Here is one of their tales:
The Seventh Direction
It goes like this. Creator is starting up Creation, making the Earth, setting the Four Directions to hold up the Sky, creating all those plants and animals, the four-leggeds and the two-leggeds and the winged ones and all that.

Things are looking pretty good, so Creator takes a moment or two
to rest, smoke a pipe, get a drink. Then Creator notices this DIRECTION lying around. Oops!

A Direction is a pretty powerful thing. Basically you got your Six Directions: the Above and the Below, the East and West, the North and South. That pretty much defines Creation, so having a spare direction around could really cause some trouble if it got into the wrong hands.

So Creator has a knotty problem. What to do with this DIRECTION? Creator starts thinking and thinking, and pretty soon things go quiet as all Creation notices that Creator has a furrow 'bout as wide as the Milky Way in its forehead.

So everything gathers around (except those two-leggeds, they were over there somewhere doing something) and Mole pipes up and asks, "What's wrong?"

Creator explains the problem to them, and now everyone is sitting around with furrowed brows. It's quiet for a long time, and then Mole says, "I know. I'll take that Direction and burrow way down deep in the Earth and hide it so that no thing can misuse it."

Creator thinks about that a second and says," Nope. That's not it."

Then one of the Sea People, Whale, booms out. "Let me take that Direction down deeper than deep to the bottom of the sea where none may find it."

Creator thinks about that a second and says," Nope. That's not it."

Another while goes by and Eagle screams. "I and my brethren will take that Direction and carry it high on the Four Winds, passing it one to the other forever, keeping it safe."

Creator thinks about that a second and says," Nope. That's not it."

The silence stretches on for a long time. Finally Deer speaks. "Creator, perhaps the Deer may run with it, swift and strong, so that no one may catch it."

Creator thinks about that a second and says," Nope. That's not it, either."

Then it really is silent for a long, long time. No one stirs. No one makes a noise, as they watch Creator think.

Then at last, Creator moves. Creator places that Seventh Direction on a Stone. Creator picks up another Stone and raises it high, and that Stone comes smashing down and that Direction shatters into a bazillion gazillion pieces that go flying everywhere. (And that Stone was red hot afterwards, which is why we heat those Stones up for the lodge.)

A piece from the shattering lodged in the heart of everything. Every blade of grass, every creepy crawly, every bird, every animal, every stone, every tree, every speck of dust and star and drop of water. Even the heart of every two-legged, but since they were over there (somewhere) (doing something) a lot of them weren't looking, so a bunch of them weren't aware of it. But I'm telling you now, so no more excuses, eh?

Then Creator says, "That Direction leads to Me. Anytime any part of Creation needs me, all they have to do is look in their heart, follow that Direction and they'll find me. Any questions?"

No one has. Coyote looks like he wants to say something, but he keeps his mouth shut. So Creator goes back to unfolding Creation, and everything goes about their businesses and life goes on like that still.

That is why there are as many roads to Creator as there are things and beings in Creation. There's a piece of that Direction stuck in the heart of everything and everyone.

rm_lovelyLady 64F
434 posts
9/6/2005 9:11 am

I haven't heard this story before mtnravyn but I really like this! Thank you for sharing this...... Yes it seems we often have to find our own road.....

sleeplessknight1 68M

9/6/2005 2:55 pm

I wrote a poem a long time back.... If I remember it went something like this....

If only, all the world its people, they could get along
If only, we as neighbours, could admit it when we are wrong
If only, we as individuals, could think of others not just ourselves
If only, Me as Me, I could just be, myself.

That all of our actions,
everything we do,
It has an affect on others,
There's not only Me, but You.....

rm_lovelyLady 64F
434 posts
11/27/2005 2:17 am

sleeplessknight1 That is very special... and sweet......
thank you for sharing that with me.....
xoxoxo LL

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