18 Jan Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Unified Field
I always look for a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote to guide my meditation on MLK Day. This year, my quote comes from the commence address he gave at Oberlin College in June of 1965, entitled “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution.”
The entire address can be found here and is well worth the time it takes to read it.
I lifted the above quote from this longer passage:
All I'm saying is simply this: that all mankind is tied together; all life is interrelated, and we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be - this is the interrelated structure of reality. John Donne caught it years ago and placed it in graphic terms: No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... And then he goes on toward the end to say: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. And by believing this, by living out this fact, we will be able to remain awake through a great revolution.