Competition and cooperation—two words which begin with similar letters, but on a spectrum are as far apart as they can be. What is competition, but the purest evidence that there exists a sense of separation. And why do two people compete? For the ego’s need to prove just how separate it is. The ego needs to feel powerful, and what better way to do so, than to beat the chest and say, “Watch me try to be better than you.”

But is one truly better than another? Never, is the answer. All are unique—yes—endowed with certain gifts and abilities, but never better in the eyes of God. Turn competition into cooperation and all of the abilities can be combined to produce far greater results than when kept separate through illusion. Set aside the ego. See the oneness, and cooperate. In this there is no end to the goodness you can create.