Namaste

We are all human beings, our only differences are the circumstances we find ourselves in. We should all help each other get where we’re trying to go, rather then just turning a cheek.

“The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another” – Wikipedia

 

From one soul to another, Namaste.

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I’d rather be poor

Poor is a relative term.

It’s ironic really, what society has turned into.

Have you ever been to a low income community. Everyone is always outside. Adults are listening to music, barbecuing and watching the kids play at the park. Kids are outside with other kids and bikes and dogs – not inside glued to their flat screens and ps3s.

Then you go to the middle and upper class neighborhoods. Occasionally you’ll find someone outside washing their car, but no community BBQs, no kids riding their bikes. Maybe an occasional house mom running with the kids in the stroller.

These aren’t stereotypes people – this is the reality of the world we live in, don’t believe me? Go check out these neighborhoods for yourself. I dare you, go above and beyond just looking around. Trying stopping by and joining either one of those communities – assuming you can find anyone in the upper class neighborhoods to talk to.

Where do you think you’ll be more
welcome?

I live in a middle class neighborhood and I’ve seen maybe 3 kids out on their bikes since I moved here 6 months ago. Do I want to be social and get to know my neighbors? Absolutely! We are meant to help each other survive, to learn, to grow together – yet we hide from each other.

When did society take this turn for the worst? And how do we get back to our true nature of love and selflessness?

My only suggestion is one step at a time. One day at a time. One smile at a time. One hug at a time.

You could even start with something as simple as “Hello”

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The “me, me, me” mentality

When did we begin this “me, me, me” mentality? When did we start to disassociate ourselves with people from other countries? How often do you hear about a bomb killing 5, 10, even 100 people in another country – and you don’t think twice about it? Had that happened in America it would be on the news for days, covering Facebook, everyone would change their profile pictures “in remembrance of”. People in other countries are people too. They breath, eat, sleep, live, love, laugh, just like us. Why are there tragedies any less “tragic”?

I hear people say “we’ve gotta take care of our own first, stop helping other countries!” The majority of the people in those other countries were placed there by the universe – just as I was placed in America, and you wherever you are. Most of us didn’t choose the country we belong to, some of us just got lucky.

Whether a person is hungry here in America or in Africa – all that changes is their location, they are still human and they still need our help.

The next time you read an article like the one below titles “Blast in Baghdad cafe kills at least 27” – don’t just pass by it like it is an update in the weather. Recognize that a human life has been lost and send a little love out into the universe.

Blast in Baghdad cafe kills at least 27