I get that it’s easy to isolate oneself in life. It’s easy to shelter oneself from the things one doesn’t want to see and experience, when one can, when one has the luxury of doing so.
I understand that it’s great to surround oneself with people just like oneself, in whatever fashion brings one the most joy. Whether that be people that look like one, act like one, think like one, have as much money as one, have the same education one has, background, hobbies, passions, drives, career, or whatever.
I really do know the joy in that.
this is a big giant world full of all kinds of people and segregating ourselves based on any criteria by sharing our lives only with the people we deem appropriate and only staying inside our little comfortable circles not only narrows our understanding of the world, it leaves us without empathy for others.
This is what gives us the sense that we don’t need to get involved in anything that doesn’t affect us directly. This is what gives us the out we so desperately want. And I totally get it. I really do.
There is so much negativity and harm and danger and horrible things to see in this world and know about that we are overwhelmed by it all.
But I truly believe that until we have a mindset of truly all being in this together….until we are all really trying to make this world better for everyone the depth of satisfaction we can achieve in this life as souls having human experiences will evade us.
We are soul creatures tied together by the same mother soul. One. All. Everything. Everyone. Every time. Every place. And until we let that sink in and live our daily lives that way nothing will truly get better.
So in that we all have a responsibility to ourselves, to our individual souls, to God, to the Divine all to bridge the gap between the singular selfish being we can choose to be and the loving soul centered being we all have the capacity to be.
It’s not an easy choice and it is one we are faced with over and over, every single day. Which makes it so hard to stay the course and makes it even harder to find our way back when we have strayed too far. I truly get how hard it is.
But the hardest things in life tend to bring the most joy when we look back on them. Don’t they?
Well….. something to think about, at least.