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THIS IS MY STORY TO TELL

PART 1 – MORAL STORIES – WHY WE NEED THEM

Stories, such as moral stories, have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. Some stories have survived time and are able to deliver universal messages transcending generations. This is my story to tell…

Did you ever think about what is it in those stories that enabled them to survive time?  Thousands of years have passed and people still practice and live their lives with beliefs that originated thousands of years back in time. Why?

I believe you know the answer. Some stories carry universal messages. These universal messages touch us deeply in our soul.

These unite us, and they tell as a story. A story about ourselves and how we should be and what we should do. In other words, they “guide” us.

They bring us together – they give us hope! They tell us a story of where we come from and who we are and most importantly they leave us with a promise that we are here to stay.

Why do we need morality?

It is good to remember that man is also good and also evil from its nature. Those are contrasts that can and must exist together! Those two are real expressions of a united personality as no man is perfect but it is to aspire for perfectionism.

Stories, such as moral stories have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. This is also your story to tell…

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PART 2 – MORAL STORIES – THE STORIES WE TELL

Since the dawn of human history, our species has always been tribal, each tribe with its own stories to tell. The tribal mindset, ruled for centuries, whereas wars on land and natural resources dominated the earth. The result of this tribal mentality has been a never ending story of wars and misery.

Each one of us likes to think of himself as a good person, that he understands the pain of others and try to do well for society.

Let me ask you 3 questions:

  1. A suffering mother for the loss of her son, does it matter what color or race she is?
  2. A struggling young man aspiring to succeed in the real world and make his parents and family proud, is it any different where he comes from and what is his name?
  3. What about seeing an animal suffer? Is it any different than our own pain?

 

Stories, such as moral stories, have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. Some stories deliver universal messages transcending across generations. This is our new story to tell…

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PART 3 – MORAL STORIES – THE STORIES WE SHOULD TELL

Stories have been with us ever since we learnt to gather around fires, look up at the skies and question our place on this planet. The ‘modern tribes’ such as nations, religions, institutions and other communities in which we are part of, create and shape our human nature. There is one very real reason we should pay attention to the stories we are told – one that takes us back to our very nature as thoughts create reality.

Why is that we tell stories of hate and stories that misuse God’s name and justify our actions as ‘God’s will’? Racism and discrimination can be driving forces which lead people to hatred and closed-mindedness, two sentiments that contradict all given values by all religion. Modern man is in need of direction and a definition of his very essence.

Even though the sages had a vision for a holistic world, we ended up using them to cause division. As for that a fresh call is needed to rise above the division.

Let me share a story with you:

Once upon a time there were 5 young princes brothers.

One day their parents, the king and the queen, called them and said, “Dear sons, the day has come! As to become king you must find a treasure,” after then each prince was given a golden key and they were told to return to the palace after nine months.

They knew their parents were wise and it would not be an easy task. The 5 brothers fought, each thinks he deserves best to be the king, so each decided that he would seek in one of the corners of the world.

The first climbed the highest mountain; the second dived to the abyss of the sea; the third went to the hottest desert; the forth went to the coldest arctic; the fifth entered the depths of the jungle.

After 9 months of hardship, dangers and adventures they all returned to the palace empty handed.

“Dear Mother and Father, I am sorry to disappoint you, I failed. I don’t deserve to be a king,” said each of them and each added how another brother deserves better.

Their parents said, “Each of you has done marvelously and yet to become king you must find a treasure.”

“Dear Mother and Father please give us a clue,” they asked.

”The key to the treasure is in your heart.”

The 5 brothers sat down and thought. Then as their spirits connected, each pointed at each other’s hand that was holding the key.

The 5 brothers connected the keys and a got heart shape.

“The treasure is in our heart,” each cried laud and they all hugged and danced with joy.

“Dear Sons, you have succeeded. When all 5 keys are connected they open the door of the kingdom’s treasury,” said the king and the queen. “Now go and spread your seeds of Love in the 5 corners of the world. Know it, we love you all, united you will lead the world.”

 

Dear readers,

The time has come – we need to adopt a new global mindset!

The time has come – it is for mankind’s survival that we must rise above our tribal mindset.

 

Let me ask you 3 questions:

  1. Are you able to start listening to each other? To collaborate?
  2. Are you able to respect each other, no matter what?
  3. Do you wish to be part of a system that adopts and credits altruistic behavior?

 

We have specialized in learning, in associating and in imitating. Altruism, generosity and cooperation are traits that define us as humans, we reign supreme, able to do the very best and the very worst, love and violence, good and evil, we have conquered the world, yet what’s next?

From the Gardens of Paradise or from the pantheon of the gods to other heavenly stories, they have the power to shape mankind’s destiny. Some stories have survived time able to deliver universal messages transcending across generations. This is our new story to tell…

With playful regards,

Galorian

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