Sometimes we forget the infinite connections between all of us living here on this beautiful blue planet. Imagine each of us as a particle of light. Together, we create a map.
No matter if we live in cities–
Or, in the country. We are connected by the very fact we are alive, and we are sharing this time and place on Earth together.
It’s so easy to focus on our differences.
It’s far easier to say, “I don’t understand you and you don’t understand me.” And leave it at that. But are we really trying hard enough? And doesn’t mistrust come from not understanding the “other?” And fearing what we don’t know?
It is harder, much harder to make peace. But it is more necessary than ever. How can we begin? Verna Myers tells us how we can “walk boldly” towards our biases and start to change them. (Yes, we ALL have them, whether we admit it or not.)
Do you have another idea of how we can take just one small step towards connectedness, towards understanding others? What is it? I’d love to hear from you.
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And have a wonderful week, everyone!