It can be easy to forget some days that we are all on this journey of life, together.
That my plan may not align with yours.
That your ideas may be different than mine.
Regardless of our point of views, or our goals or aspirations, we are all on this journey of life, together. We all share this one planet, one earth. We all breathe this same air. Bathe in the same waters. Need the same things to sustain our lives.
It can be hard to remember sometimes that just because I disagree with you, it doesn’t give me the right to judge you. To make you bad or wrong. It just makes our opinions different.
My job is to stand true in my beliefs, and to hold that delicate space between us gently and lovingly clear of my desire to make my voice heard louder than yours.
Whatever you do, my responsibility is not to change you. It is to see you. To know you and acknowledge you as you are, not as I’d like you to be. And regardless of what you say, my voice does not matter more. Talking over you will not make me heard more. It just makes both our voices become louder.
We can disagree. We can hold differing positions and points of views.
When we do, how we share our differences is a reflection of where each of us stands and what each of us values.
How I treat you is a reflection of my values and of who I am.
How you act or speak or respond is a reflection of who you are.
I may not agree, but judging you doesn’t make me ‘more right’. It just makes me part of the problem.
Let me not be ‘the problem’ today. Let me be the path to compassion, love and peace.