What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

One Day



On February 14th, 2018, the social music initiative known as Koolulam invited to Haifa 3,000 Muslims and Jews who had never met before. The idea was that these very diverse strangers would sing together. The group learned the music in an hour, and sang it in English, Arabic, and Hebrew to celebrate the precious moment of peaceful coexistence.

The original song, written by Matisyahu and arranged by Yaron Eigenstein, is a moving, forward-looking message of hope that one day, we will be able to get along.

I share their hope. On this day of painful remembrance, I’m wishing for love and comfort and hope and understanding for us all. If you need me, I’ll be listening to this song on repeat and having a good, cleansing cry. XOXO

You can follow all of Koolulam’s peace-making-through-music efforts on their website and on YouTube and Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “One Day

  1. I really like these mass choirs. My laptop sound is kinda screwed up for some reason so I didn’t listen to the whole thing but know it is good.

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  2. I wish we could put all the leaders of all the countires in this world in a large statium with water guns and let them fight it out and end all the fighting in the world. I just don’t understand why we need to kill each other. Hal

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  3. My eyes are moist. We need a reminder of such simple acts of togetherness during these times of division and conflict.

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    • Some people have the stomach for political fights. Some people thrive on filling their heads with all the gory details of why our world is broken. I definitely don’t. I’d rather be an instrument of peace and unity. My skills lie (I think) more in the ‘finding things we have in common’ vein. That’s the best I can do. I hope it’s enough.

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  4. There is a lesson in A.Revised Course in Miracles the theme of which is, “Today let me perceive only what is truly shared”, which the song One Day sung together reminds me of. In the original Course this theme is stated as, “Let me perceive no differences today.” This idea is that framing the world and thus focusing on what makes us sisters and brothers (our sanity and shared humanity – “loved people love people”) ) instead of making some people into culprits and others into victims (our psychological wounds and the harm expressed through their lens – “hurt people hurt people”) is what will lead to forgiveness, which alone can offer healing and peace. A mantra that supports this lesson, allowing us to see through mistakes to the truth beyond, is, “If they (she / he) could have done it differently, they would have done it differently.” This is a variation on the prayer, “Creator, forgive them for they know not what they do.” When we know (the Presence of the Divine in ourselves and others), then we can only do what is aligned with Spirit, and thus what heals. This recognizes that in our essence we all want the same thing: to be seen, heard, appreciated, loved, and healed – to be whole.

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