Monday, October 09, 2006

You Can Be the Bridge to a Better World

Think of yourself as a bridge builder. Drop your bias, your preconceived notions of who someone is. If we want to change the world into a place which is peaceful and plentiful, then we have to begin by changing ourselves into a people who see each other equally. We need to look out the window at others and acknowledge that we have ideas about other people which are tainted by what we have heard of them. If you are serious about wanting a world that is a supportive environment for reaching our fullest potential, then you need to have faith that this can happen. It is not beyond you. It is part of you. See how rich or poor, white or black, that all people have a brokenness and pain. Reach out to people who are hurting without distinction.
Be not left wing or right wing - be the whole bird. Respond to others needs without distinction.
Start by being a good listener . It is critical to have love. If you lay down at night and you have no peace, no joy, no contentment, you are impoverished. Finances cannot remedy this. They offer no solution to our need for love, appreciation, friendship and family. Remember our commonality: we are all struggling. It is the common denominator. As different as we are on many things, the bottom line issues are the same. Practice this and you will have a better sense of self that will bring you closer to your true goals.

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