Written December 12, 2014(edited 2016)
“When we treat each other with Love, Respect and Honor, there is no need to Walk a Mile in another’s shoes. Love as if your Life depends on it. The quality of it does….The Voices of Earth and Sky, meet together in your Heart. Hear what they have to say. Follow where they will lead. They sing their Song to You. Seeing is more than meets the eye. Listening is more than hearing.” ~ Doug
Something to Consider…
In the beginning, when man first walked the Earth, he worked and cooperated with his fellow man. Somewhere along the way there was a falling out. Someone hurt someone else in some way, then that person became afraid of someone else in some way. From these events negative feelings and actions were born. This is where hate(intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury) and discrimination(prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment) started. These feelings and thoughts carried on thru the millennia and many wars and battles have been fought because of this, as well as other reasons.
If we remember our teachings of our Higher Power we’ll remember we were created out of love. For those who don’t have a Higher Power remember the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself”. We were not created to hate, discriminate against or fight with one another. We we born to love and care for one another. Through the millennia each generation, religious faith, and ethnicity has dealt with hate and discrimination in different ways. Verbal and physical fighting, warfare, peaceful and violent protests, and so on.
For there to be peace on in the world, each of us needs to learn and practice patience, respect, acceptance and tolerance for one another. Whether we’re white, black, brown, Christian, Muslim, atheist…everybody everywhere. We need to accept and respect each other and our differences, feelings and beliefs. Plus we need to embrace our similarities. It’s time for those of us who believe in love and living peacefully with one another to rise up and raise our voices louder than those of hatred. Instead of fighting and shouting over one another, talk to and with each other.
I recently received a message of which I could’ve responded negatively to. It was because I wasn’t a certain type of person who’s lived a certain way or endured what happened to that this particular group of people in the past. Instead of responding with anger, I chose to forgive the person for the comment then I responded with respect, love and compassion. I understood and respected that person’s feelings and where they were coming from. I chose to take the higher road. In the end we parted ways respecting where we each were coming from and without a big cyberspace fight. It is possible to end much of the anger, hatred and discrimination in this world. It all starts with one person. “It all starts with you” Trent Shelton.