We're back here again. Or perhaps we just haven't left yet…..that nebulous consciousness of “the other”. It's quite a trick and it's been going on and destroying people since the beginning. I think more and more people are awakening from this paradigm and fear/control device but it is still creating much suffering and horror.
May we as a people wake up from the fallacy of the other. May we wake up from the outdated and perpetual disabling loop of reward and punishment and may we please open up and demand loving and win/win options. May we be willing to listen to those we may disagree, with respect. May we apply this respect to all and truly learn there is no “other”.
May we apply this respect to ourself …..to all parts of ourselves. The parts we are embarrassed of, the parts we try to hide, the parts we abuse, and the parts we have a difficult time admitting to ourselves. May we be patient and loving with those of us who aren't capable of this yet, for we don't punish kindergarteners for not being able to work at a college level. We meet them where they are.
May we be patient and loving with ourselves and others as more and more of us strive to problem solve and advocate for each other in different ways. May we understand that we are all works in progress and doing the best each of us can, given our life experience and faulty progams we may be holding onto.
May we remember we are not alone and that only in community within and externally will we truly heal and empower each other.