Yet, are the many and the one separate from each other? Is the 99 separate from the 1? Does a faction of the 99% take charge and become the new 1%? Unless we make fundamental changes within ourselves, we will continue to surrender our power to despots that talk a good game.
It has been the sin of humankind to lose sight of this deep unifying Truth known to the Gods and the ancient wise peoples of the world. Opposites are not opposing or warring factions. They are mirrors of one another. In knowing this, can we possibly reclaim peace? Can the radical liberal see in the radical conservative his own face? Can the left see the right as a mirror image?
What are opposites anyway? As left becomes right in a mirror image; could it be that man and woman are mirrors of one another. Knowing this a commandment such as "love thy neighbor as thyself" becomes more than a statement to be nice. It is simply cosmic reality.
How many times is the same story told?
Many times it has been told. Consider a sampling (remember, these don't have to be seen as what has happened in time but that happens eternally NOW meaning these places are available to you via the practice of exercises such as meditation):
Genesis 1 of the Bible:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.
6 And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."
7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning--the second day.
The Hindu Rig Veda:
"There was neither death nor immortality then. There was no distinguishing sign of day or night. That one breathed, windless, by its own impulse. Other than that there was nothing beyond.