We are more alike than we realize. We are human. We are beings. We are creatures made for connection. We thrive when we love, and we are loved. We grow when we are in relationship with others.
We forget all of this. We focus on how we imagine we are different. We don’t even take the time to listen to each other. We want to be right. How can we all be right? How can each of us believe we know truth, and we believe the ‘other’ has no truth? What if we are looking at the same thing, and we are seeing it from different angles?
Do we not all love our families? Parents, do you not love your children? Children, do you not love your parents? Are there not parents and children all over the world? How do we imagine we have nothing in common?
Listening to each other, with attention, with curiosity, with acceptance, is one way we can bridge this artificial gap we have created. We are human. We are more alike than we are different.
As we learn to love ourselves, and accept ourselves, we can learn to love each other. As we learn to love each other, and accept each other, we can learn to love ourselves.
When we help others, we are also helping ourselves.
None of us is totally independent. We need other people.
When we recognize our interdependence, we can ask for help and offer help as we are able.
Healing may be messy.
Healing may take time.
Healing may be intentional.
Healing may come with rest.
Healing may come with laughter.
Healing may come with physical activity.
Healing may depend on care from others.
Healing may depend on caring for others.
Healing may come with creativity.
Healing may come with self-care.
Healing may come with gratitude.
Healing may come with music.
Healing may come with love.
Healing may come with joy.
Maybe healing is in the body.
Maybe healing is for the soul.
One way or another, you can heal.
If you’ve not yet spent time looking through the images in the ‘Food for Thought’ section, check it out. There is plenty of opportunity for introspection and reflection when you look at ‘Food for Thought’.
‘Food for Thought‘ is a collection of photos, images, lyrics, and quotes I’ve been collecting. I’m glad to finally be able to share them with you.
When you have a few minutes, browse the ‘Food for Thought’ section, and see what speaks to you. Some of the themes include “You are enough,” Relationships, Kindness, Beloved Pets, Healing, and original photos.