Imagine yourself on a crowded street, somewhere in New York City for instance. There is activity all around you, people rushing everywhere, traffic, noise and general chaos.
Now imagine yourself on the top of the Empire State Building and looking down on the scene you were involved in just moments ago.
How does it appear now? Less busy? Less noisy? Less chaotic? The scene is the same, only your perspective has changed. You have removed yourself from it.
Now look around yourself on the top of the building. There are people everywhere there too. All struggling for a good view. Each with his own purpose for being there.
This scene too could easily cause you distress if you allow it. We all have our purpose to fulfill and many of us consider our individual purpose more vital than that of anyone else.
Now remove yourself from the Earth completely and imagine the view of it as if you were standing on the moon by yourself. How’s that for a new perspective?
From here the Earth is as beautiful and peaceful as it has ever been. From this view we are all one. No evidence of war, poverty, hunger or any of man’s other perceived problems.