community, solidarity

Boxes and Labels

There’s a lot of anger and accusations these days, seems like people want to put all kinds of different groups in boxes and give them labels. For example – Republicans are this, Liberals that, Immigrants are this, Muslims are that…I don’t have to go into specifics, you know what I mean. We see it everyday on social media, on the news, we hear it from people. It’s all around us and not just in the US but all over the world. But can we all neatly fit in boxes and be labeled based on our country of birth, our skin color, our sexual orientation, our religion, our beliefs? Is it really that simple? Do you fit in a box? Can you be easily labeled? Of course not!

We are all complex human beings. Our outward appearance has no bearing on our likes, our dislikes, our beliefs, or our actions. We are all also constantly evolving and changing. I am not the same person I was 10 years ago and neither are you. Events, milestones, circumstances have changed and shaped you and will continue to do so. Question is – how have you changed? Do you now see yourself as part of the whole or do you see yourself as separate?

The truth is that we are all human beings. We are more alike than different. We all basically want the same things – love, security, and happiness. We want to take care of the people we love, we want to have a fulfilling life, we want to achieve our dreams, and we hope for a better future.

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It’s time to take a good look at your neighbors and see them as who they truly are – real human beings, with real feelings, just trying to make a living and enjoy their life as you do. It’s time to put aside our differences and learn about each other. Differences are not weaknesses, they are just different – you don’t have to agree or emulate, you just let them be. I know there are bad apples among us, they are everywhere in every group, but if you look hard you will see that the good apples far outnumber the bad ones. Open your heart and let your intuition be your guide – you will know when you come across a bad energy just as you will know when you are encountering a good energy.

We are moving towards an energy of togetherness where community and helping each other are a central theme, there will not be room for selfishness, blaming, or labeling – don’t be the one left behind….

 

3 thoughts on “Boxes and Labels”

  1. Found ur blog today, very nice posts. Especially this one hits home – so many labels most based on prejudices and ignorance- all based on our own confirmation biases. Thanks for writing this. 🙂

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