I’m looking at some of the many forms of chauvinism:
The Elderly are not they. Children are not they.
People with different colored skin are not they.
People from other countries are not they.
The rich are not they.
The poor are not they.
Disabled people are not they.
Beautiful people are not they.
Ugly people are not they.
I could go on with many categories of chauvinism that seem to separate us all. But the point to remember is that they are us!
We are part of the whole. Part of the Universe.
Each of us has been placed in our corner of the world. Some may move around, others may stay in one place.
Some may be in the limelight. Others may go about their lives in a quiet way and only known and recognised by a few.
When we talk about people, or refer to them as “they,” remember that we are all one body. All one piece of a massive energy.
We were all once babies. If we survive illnesses or remain healthy we will be old one day. We could become disabled.
Our perception is the only difference in how we notice the colour of our skin or whether we are beautiful or not. We may consider ourself rich or we may consider ourself poor.
Everything is relative, everything is part of a whole.
We were all born and we are all going to die.
None of us knows what tomorrow, or even today will bring. Anyone of us could suddenly become “they” and things can change in an instant.
Or if we don’t become they, we could grow close to someone and be a huge part their lives and no longer feel seperate.
Therefore we need to love one another as we love ourselves. Not judge others, but put yourself in their place and try and understand what it would be like to be in their shoes.
You may be in them tomorrow!
Also with a Mind, Body, Spirit tag: Reflections
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