Peace & Love from the 9th level, y'all!
Good Saturday Morning....
I hope you all have a beautiful day,
by choice and through Voice,
no matter what circumstances present.
We are all brilliant and unique snowflakes,
capable of great things and much strength,
and no one can take that away from us.
All of us are highly socialized people.
No matter how independent we are,
there is a natural and an adopted desire
to belong, albeit in differing degrees.
We may 'identify' ourselves through family,
similar friends, a cause we believe in,
the support of like-minded people, a
political party, a community, a relationship,
or any of a variety of other methods.
We can even find a form of acceptance
through work, shopping at a certain store,
partaking of a certain brand, following a
popular sports team or t.v. show, or
being part of a religious movement.
All of these are means of being connected
to other people, ideas, or movements, and
it's how we feel complete and normal (even
though neither ever really solidifies!)
We all want and need love and acceptance,
even if we differ in the particulars.
Just for today, let me embrace that notion
before I condemn the methods someone else
uses to find validation.