If I like most vegetables
and you prefer corn and peas
that doesn't mean
I have to give up other vegetables.
If I like to read
and you prefer the television
agreeably it is a challenge
but not impossible.
If I am angry and fearful
and you are calm and loving
we may have clashes
but we also have a counter-balance.
If you are Republican
and I am a Democrate
it only means
we have different political views.
If I am black skinned
and your skin color is another
our hearts still beat the same
but our life experiences may be different.
How we were raised
and what we were exposed to
programs and shapes how we feel
determining if we see "us" or "them".
often means seeking the familiar
and differences feel like rejection;
In those times we must seek our Spirit....
It boils down to love and fear
we are all mostly one or the other.
Those with love have more responsibility
to help those with fear.
Those who prefer to keep
rather than share
may have never experienced
needing a helping hand.
A stranger is no longer one
after we meet and contribute;
it's interesting to find common ground
unless you prefer judgment and prejudice.
We don't have to be "best friends"
but can't we see the honor to agree to disagree?
Respect for our differences
is the beginning of the solution.
If there is 360 degrees within a circle
and the circle is a symbol of wholeness
then let us start with the concept
there are at least 360 ways to look at any problem.
I wish we all knew
our souls are eternal...
We've been here before
but we didn't get it right then either....
Maybe this time
today, this moment,
we can strive to make a difference
for the better...
Our Souls want to belong
Our Spirits want to expand.
Our Human-ness want to be right...
Combine it all and it is pure potential....