Growing up I always wanted to work for the UN; I soon realized the day-to-day reality of what that meant didn't quite align with my skills and vibe (as well as the organization being corrupted in many ways by many parties to be a shell of what it should and could be...), but my professional journey has embodied some of those ideals indirectly and the vision of the UN building did indeed manifest as I have lived down the block from it for most of my adult life!

This means that every year at this time my neighborhood is flooded with security and traffic as world leaders come together, stating their positions publicly on a variety of issues and making deals behind closed doors as they wine and dine and schmooze with one another. This all happens on high-up governmental levels, but we need to remember that it's we, the people, who actually make up our nations and have more power than we think we do to create our own realities on the ground, human to human. We can't wait for, nor should we rely on, someone outside ourselves to create peace and harmony with each other. As the saying goes, "Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me."

With all the ways that we have been seemingly separated over the centuries by race, ethnic origin or nationality, religion, political ideology, sexual orientation etc., now there is a new category being sown and stoked via the mainstream media into yet another "us versus them" dichotomy: vaccinated and unvaccinated. This is scary territory. No matter what side you are on of this issue, division, segregation, discrimination, other-ing, scapegoating and/or ostracizing one group of human beings over another is never the way to go, as history will show many times over. I pray we don't repeat it once again.

Now that we are officially in the Fall season here in the Northern Hemisphere, this for many means cooler temps and soup weather on the way - so yes, all of the above themes are reflected in today's PGG essay ;) The PGG Video of the Week is about how the future relies on us being human; this week's Instagram post is about how your energy and vision contributes to creating a better world, and this one is a warning from MLK about how division is used by those in power. And for the PGG Vibe of the Week, is as mentioned in the essay, take a break and listen to Cat Stevens' Peace Train.

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