Men are brothers of everyone
As I closed my eyes for the last time I found myself completely understanding all my questions. The answers were so clear; it was never about money, power, or respect. It was about a design, a plan, something I never saw coming before because it was already here – deep within my heart – I was just lucky enough to be standing in the way.
As I pass from one moment to the next, with my brother at my side, I knew that I had to fear no danger. I now realized, as we entered upon a new point in life, that we have just been slowing our lives down by our own superfluity; taking for granted all we have by supplementing life- with the vices of this world. Placing monetary value on unimportant minerals, metals and ideas; meanwhile, we are divesting ourselves of the real value of life. By taking power from ourselves and giving it to the intimate thoughts of careless rewards.
I soon found, on my travels, that I was still empty and unfulfilled; as I was still yet uninformed. It was only when I was awakened by the sound of my obligations that I realized that my eyes were now open and I found that I was now well informed.
As I find myself standing before the great sea of life I knew one thing: I was about to witness one of the oldest traditions in the world – a sunrise. As the sun extended his rays it was like a brotherly grasp of friendship filling me with wonder, but at the same time reassuring me of my strength. It was only at this shore that I took a vow that I would never forget.
As I gaze across the sea a warm wind whispers to me investing me with curiosity, almost as if to remind us why we have traveled so far to learn so much to understand so little. As I watch the sun exchange day to night I now stood before God and man…amazed. Realizing that I myself have to exchange roles, as I now turned from a student to a teacher, it would be my responsibility to pass on my knowledge to anyone that would ask me.
As my bothers and I say our final goodbyes, my brother whispers to me, “Men are brothers of everyone.”