The Race Question
In a recent interview on CNN, Morgan Freeman expressed his opinion that today race is no longer an issue in this country. His comments on race, though, could be taken in several ways. For example, I think many people would agree that race shouldn’t have to be the issue that it is. On the other hand, virtually everybody discriminates and therefore their relationships with other people are affected, at least to some extent, by their biases. Heck, growing up in Chicago, people living on the North Side looked down their noses at people living on the South Side (i.e. “the wrong side of the tracks”).
So Morgan Freeman’s comments got me to thinking. Exactly, how many races are there? Well…. really, there is only one – the human race. Yes, there are tall ones and short ones as well as male humans and female humans and, yes, people come with different hair color, eye color and skin color. Yet, most everyone tends to define race by skin color. It’s very curious to me why the “black” race, for example, shouldn’t be identified by hair color instead. In that case, we would have a black race, a red race, a brown race and a yellow race. People could then change race by dyeing their hair, even starting a new race (e.g. green or purple). I suspect, however, that those in the yellow race might feel superior to those in the black race because of a perception that blonds have more fun (or because of some other equally inane preference).
Science, particularly quantum physics, has done extensive research into the question of the origins of the Universe/Creation, and by extension race. Some of their research suggests that true reality does not exist in the visible realm, but rather in “…a world beyond sub-atomic particles where matter dissolves into waves of potential existence and yet it’s a world where all things are united in an indivisible whole. In other words, it’s a world of infinite possibilities contained within a sea of endless energy which is referred to by some as the Zero Point Field. The field could be considered to be the alpha and the omega of our existence” (Quantum World – The Ethical Warrior). In a more practical sense, the Zero Point Field is home, it is heaven (religiously speaking), and it is the very source of our existence. A very good book which deals with some every-day applications of the Zero Point Field is The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart.
The implications of a Zero Point Field is that separation is an illusion. That is, you are not “you”, but rather a projection of your consciousness which is part of a limitless field of energy. You are, therefore, not really separate and apart from the rest of the Universe or as Albert Einstein explained it, “Man experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”
This world that we are experiencing is an illusory world, full of man-made concepts such as race. That is, there is no such thing as race in the quantum world (heaven). We are only deluding ourselves that we are different – and that we are better than those that we are different from. However, in quantum physics, there is no “you”, there is no “me”; there is only us and we are, by definition, the same. From a very early age, society teaches us to discriminate because there is power for those who set the standards. As a result, humans tend to be a highly dysfunctional and disillusioned lot. People complain that the world doesn’t work the way that they want, or have been conditioned to expect. They may inherently realize that something is wrong but they seem unable to answer the question of exactly what it is that needs to change. They apparently do not realize that they have to actually be the change that they want to see in the world. The answer to the question is you.
“We have to stop and be open to the possibility that we’ve been brainwashed, on every single level of our lives. Brainwashed with conditioned thoughts; thoughts that we’ve killed over, died over, gotten angry, sad and depressed over.
We’re so loyal to these thoughts, right? But we’ve got to question them, because they were created by the culture we were born in. Look at that word: CULT-ure. And it taught us that there was ‘race’ and we believed it. It taught us that war and violence was peace and we believed it. It taught us that love was weakness and we believed it….”
– rapper Prince Ea