It’s Up To You…

to BE-lieve.

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That’s what Mendel, from Budapest shared tonight on Oprah Winfrey’s Belief series, after he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the first episode, “Seekers,” I highly recommend seeking a copy and watching it for yourself.  There are 6 more episodes coming up and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

I always talk about my belief in One Love – that we’re all connected, and this series highlights our common humanity weaved together and bound by our different threads of our different beliefs, life stories and journeys, yet still intertwined with love. One Love.

I learned a little bit about the Hindu faith and that the largest spiritual gathering in the world takes place at the Ganges River in India for the Kumbh Mela, where over 30 million people gather and bathe in the most sacred holy river.  Seeing their celebratory joy and soulful connections made me smile.

The evangelical Christian faith was also shared and expressed through immersion cleansing and healing in water. I liked the connection between the two faiths through water.

The connections between the two young boys, one from an Australian Aboriginal tribe who was learning to become the leader and keeper of the songs and dances that have been passed down for over 50,000 years, and one practicing and reciting the Torah and learning the traditions from his father and elder males from his temple really resonated with me.  Both boys were being entrusted with becoming leaders and believers in their given faiths and were highly motivated, trained and disciplined.

It’s up to you to believe. What do you believe?

“Witness stories from around the world, united by one of the most basic human needs: a desire to find purpose and meaning in our lives.”  Read more: http://www.oprah.com/app/belief.html#ixzz3ozOLvueB

nAMaste

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