Are We Stronger Together?

Exploring how we are stronger together than we are apart.

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Photo by MJ Blehart. March for Science, Washington, DC — April 2017.

That’s the reason why so many of those “ in power “ choose to emphasize and create division. If we are divided, we are a lot easier to overcome.

When I am fencing one-on-one against someone my equal, it could go either way. When facing two on one, even if they are not as skilled as I am, it’s going to be harder for me to beat them both. Three on one? Not impossible, but super-difficult. Four on one? Sure, I may take one or two of them with me, but odds are not in my favor to win.

If I can divide them up into teams of two and two, I have a better chance. If, however, they press me and don’t let me split them up, their chances are far greater.

In any situation, when you stand together you increase your group strength. Standing together and presenting a united front empowers everyone involved. Dividing is an attempt at disempowering you.

I know it’s an unpopular topic, but let’s look at American politics. Overall, the VAST majority are somewhere near to the center, some leaning left and some leaning right. When the centrists recognize this, they can find common ground to work together, and we can make things happen.

There are extremists on both sides. They tend to be really loud, and very opinionated. They tend to resort to name-calling, smear campaigns, and using everything they can to show us the depth of division, and divide us further.

Creating divisions leads to conflict. Conflict leads to disempowerment of the many while empowering a few. Ergo, those “in power” use divisions to create their bases and hold onto their so-called power.

Stand stronger together

When we recognize the blatant attempts to divide us, we can work on resisting this. Instead, we can focus on working together, in order to better create more empowerment and to work mutually for our greater good.

It’s easy to get caught up in the fervor and take a stand against people. This gets encouraged because certain people believe it lets them hold onto their power. But power is an illusion, and when you become empowered yourself, you gain the ability to see that you can change the world for the better.

Splitting and dividing us is almost entirely built out of negativity. Using the idea of the “other” to create fear and exploit the artifices of lack and scarcity, the power-mongers work to take on more for themselves.

We are stronger together than we are apart. When we recognize this, we can better work collectively to empower each other and spread abundance and positivity into the world.

This is not some rose-colored-glasses philosophy…and even if it were, do you like feeling bad? Do you like feeling disempowered? I think it’s safe to assume the answer here is no. When we become more mindful of what those “in power” do to disempower us, we gain the ability to overcome it. Together, we can work to gain more equality, and change our world for the better, for all.

It starts small. You are the initial focal point. You get to choose the negativity of the divides or the positivity of coming together. This has the potential to be incredibly empowering you and everyone you encounter.

Being stronger together is not hard, but it does require action

Knowing that we are stronger together, we can work on overcoming the superficial and artificial divisions being exploited to disempower so many. When we realize that this is an abundant Universe, rather than one of lack and scarcity, and we work concurrently with others, we ultimately empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we become more aware and mindful and tend to spread that feeling to others around us. As such, we can build more positive feelings and positivity.

We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we eradicate negative feelings, we open up space to let in more positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.

Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is a positive attitude that begets even more good energies, and that, like you, is always worthwhile.

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Originally published at on June 3, 2019.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain.

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