This is not what our Gods, our spiritual being, our conscience have taught us.
We were not born this way.
To hate. To espouse bigotry. To injure and maim. To kill and start wars.
To pound our fists on the table.
We have done this to ourselves and to others.
We have not learned to truly love our sisters and brothers, our mothers and fathers, our friends and relatives.
And those we see as different.
We don’t accept differences.
We don’t respect opposite opinions.
We don’t embrace our fellow mortals of varying color, of political and religious persuasion, of sexual orientation.
We don’t embrace the neighbor who doesn’t mow his grass the right height.
We don’t embrace the girl at work who wears glasses.
We shun those with addictions, those with arrest records; those with mental health issues.
We shun those who we deem to be less than perfect.
We shun those that hold their head at the wrong angle.
And we teach all this crap to our children.
We are far too judgmental for being so far from perfect. We believe that hatred and opposition will make the world a better place. We place political, religious and monetary idols ahead of decency, morality, common sense, and the one we call Our Creator or Spiritual Leader.
We put ourselves on a self-righteous pedestal and believe ourselves to be the voice of truth.
We are not that kind of voice.
We were not born this way.
We were born very innocent. We didn’t know hate or anger. We knew love at our mother’s breast or on our father’s knee. Our only wants were food, a dry diaper and the warmth of a baby blanket.
When we grow as humans, when we learn language, is when we start to become messy people. We form opinions that creates likes and dislikes and we begin to think of self, of ego. It is that self that begins to judge.
Judgment begets dislike. Dislike turns into fear, then hate. Hate fuels anger. Anger creates verbal and physical violence.
The events of this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, came from judgment. The judgment that leads to violence.
By you, humanity.
I know what you are saying.
“What me? I don’t do those things! I’m not like that!”
I know. Not every human is, and yet…
As the people of earth, we have a responsibility to take care of humanity, not throw it into the gutter.
We have the responsibility to love without question.
To love without expectations or rules and without judgment.
We have the responsibility of creating a peaceful world rather than tearing it down.
Humanity, we have a lot of work to do to turn this around.
To turn the tide of darkness and make this world light.
So that we can smile and laugh and be happy for ourselves and our neighbors.
The violence, the hate, the bigotry, the judgment has to stop.
We must coexist with love and kindness for all of humanity and create a world that Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Alfred Nobel would be proud of.
Are you with me?
Your Fellow Imperfect & Messy Human
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