Saturday, September 26, 2009

Different Stripes for Different Folks

Imagine if we all looked the same. Imagine if we all had the same thoughts, desires, ideas and goals. Imagine if there were no differences at all between all humans. Boring. Yep, I think it would be boring.

I don't know about you, but I think the world would not be nearly as interesting if everyone thought, looked like, or had the same ideas as me.

It is my opinion that it is our uniqueness that makes life most interesting. There is so much more to learn when we don't all have the same opinions. There is so much more room to grow when we can each share our unique ideas, viewpoints, ideals and goals.

This shot of the zebras epitomizes sameness for me (although, I believe in truth they are all unique). It is interesting how often we complain, compare and criticize those that hold different viewpoints from the ones we hold. We create a sense of separateness by pointing out those differences as blocks, rather than connectors for humanity.

It seems obvious to me that the necessary component for living together in a state of oneness is compassion, respect and even love. We must ultimately respect and love ourselves before we can love one another.
Perhaps if we each appreciate our own unique qualities it would be easier to be with the differences of one another.

My stripes don't exactly match anyone else....either does yours. What a joy it is to learn what is behind our stripes.