When we put aside our biases towards each other, whether it is deliberate, unconscious or implicit we can achieve unity, peace and do many good things. Regardless of what a person was taught, experiences, chooses to believe or practices in their daily lives we all have free will.
Not all have or will use it to free people from what confines or divides them, but when you can consider others beyond your own understanding you find yourself being free as well.
When you take the time to consider the affect of what you say, think or may behave you may find that you have unintentionally placed a burden on someone.
When you ask others to change, we often haven’t taken the time to ask ourselves that question first. How would you change?
We are so quick to point out differences or disagreements in someone we deem unworthy of us, but what makes you worthy of them?
Imagine what could be if people who are judgmental of others had to walk, live or serve a length of time in the place of those they judge?
What differently would you have said?
How would you have acted?
What would you have thought?
We all want to be accepted for who we are, but we can’t accept others for who they are. How much sense does that make?
When will there be a harvest for the world?
Well it will not be until we start planting seeds of consideration and freedom. It will not be until we stop sowing tares in the wheat fields of the consciousness, aspirations and abilities of people from ourselves, our children and neighbors.
Like President Obama stated in his State of the Union address January 25, 2011, “Instead of fighting the battles of the past, lets fix what needs to be fix and move forward.”
Now I’m not speaking about politics, but this doesn’t mean one is always wrong or the other is always right, but that we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality and we can’t move forward until we address the issues we have made for ourselves.
We may talk about the problem, but what are we doing about it? If you do not like someone, unmask the reasons for why that is so and work towards a resolution that moves you forward. The longer you remain in hate, the more hateful you become.
The only cost for forgiveness is your will, which you already freely have. Consider what seeds you sow in your interactions with others.