We Are One

Just caught a re-run of the Babylon 5 episode called The Paragon of Animals. This series contained many marvellous moments but this particular episode contained G’Kar’s “Declaration of Principles”. This was written for the interstellar alliance featured in the series but it would be very nice if humanity adopted these principles here on Earth.

The Universe speaks in many languages,but only one voice.
The voice is not Narn, or Human, or Centari, or Gaim or Minbari.
It speaks in the language of hope.
It speaks in the language of trust.
It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion.
It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.
But always it is the same voice
It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born.
It is the small, still voice that says:

We are one.
No matter the blood
No matter the skin
No matter the world
No matter the star
We are one
No matter the pain
No matter the darkness
No matter the loss
No matter the fear
We are one.

Here we gather in a common cause.
We recognise this singular truth and this singular rule:
That we must be kind to one another because each voice enriches us and enobles us and each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the Universe. the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.
We are one.