You see………I seek to get to know people in my life so much better… when I understand and really know people I can love them more and judge them far less. And when I get to know others I can learn so much about myself because everyone in my life reflects an aspect of me. Some aspects need loving, some need healing and some just need to be.
HOW well do we know the people in our life?
As with everything, knowledge is power.
And when we know people well we feel empowered… we feel better connected.
So much of our disillusionment and disappointment comes about when we superficially make judgments about people… put them on pedestals which they bound to fall off…decide they are this or that.
But if we wish deeper connection with someone and really want to love them for who they are and not so much about what they initially reflect in us then we need to go deeper.
We need to find out about them.
We need to feel what it is like to be in their shoes.
And we need to include them in our lives.
The world is full of people who do not want to know others.
This gives their ego an inflated sense of power.
This gives their ego protection.
But it is all about superiority and fear that knowing someone might bring about a love of them.
It can be quite convenient for our leaders to define people by their labels.
It can be quite safe to put people in their own little box.
So we can shake hands with this person, hug this person but not this one or that.
But the more we get to know people the more we can see that they are really just like us.
We can see why they took this particular path and why they did not live up to our expectations… or did not appear to shine their light in the way we would have liked them to have done.
When we really get to know people we can love them for who they are… we can support them in what they are trying to do and hold their hand when they most need it to be held.
With great understanding comes great love.
Without understanding there can be little unconditional love… it is just a matter of liking or disliking.
And yet those we would appear to dislike are often those in most need of our love and understanding.
Those we are less likely to invite to the party, to include in our lives, are often the hearts that are most likely to pour out the love we so much seek.
It is in caring for people that our jewel is polished.
It is in knowing and understanding people that our diamond sparkles more.
And it is when we love people no matter what that we can become a gem in the world.
No one is not deserving of love.
No one should be deprived of love.
No one should be shunned, avoided, segregated or given up on.
Everyone has the potential to change from sitting in the grubby murky coal pit into the diamond mine where all sparkles and all glistens in beauty.
And, yes, everyone gets there in the end.
Everyone… yes, everyone… returns to love at the end of play… at the end of the day.
So let us get to know others… and in getting to know them we learn so much about ourselves.
I am so honored that you are allowing me to get to know you better… because when I get to know you better I so much learn about myself.
Each person reflects some aspect of ourselves… some aspects we need to know and love better, some that we need to heal and some we need to simply allow.
When we get to know people better our love deepens.
And so do we.
So dear and beautiful friend… do open your heart and share what is going on for you on this subject or any subject~