Embrace that which is different among us, as our differences are our contribution! Being raised in homogeneous surroundings limits our creativity and perspective which in turn retards our growth. Life is all about growth! We are growing from ignorance to enlightenment with every new encounter. Seek out that which is different and celebrate it, incorporate it into your BEING and savor the essence of it.
The beauty in life lies within the diversity. No two anything; rocks-leaves-people-insects- rainbows- crystals- fingerprints-dna- mountian ranges, ad-infinitum, are the same! So many of us us were born into the philosophy that difference was to be feared and shunned. Nature is designed to dance melodically within it’s own diversity. To block out that which is different is analogous to paddling a canoe upstream in a raging river; it will only cause pain, work, and limitation. Turn downstream and seek diversity and life will be more robust!
“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”~Deepak Chopra~
Life, reality, the cosmos, The Universe, or whatever you choose to call the condition your awareness is now experiencing is like a tapestry, or a mosaic, a veritable Jigsaw Puzzle. Divinity is experiencing Itself in all It’s INFINITE possibility. The unlimited combination of conditions, collaborating to create each and every new condition is the exponential expansion of “ALL THAT IS” dancing to ONE-SONG ( Uni-verse) of LOVE!
The beauty we witness in all things, (or fail to notice through our ignorance of truth) is only possible through the combination of unlimited varying conditions. Life is difference, creating difference! To hate or dispel that which is different is to live life handcuffed to pain with blinders to all that is beautiful on our eyes.
Have you ever seen an Ice Cream parlor that boasts; ” WE HAVE ONLY 1 FLAVOR”? How often would you patronize a restaurant that had 1 item on the menu?
White, black, tall short, smart, not-so-smart, 2 legs, no legs, blind, happy, suffering, gay, physically challenged or impaired, quiet, or outspoken, married, single, or any combination thereof has equal value and creative responsibility. We are manifest in physical form to add our piece to the puzzle which is THE FACE OF GOD.
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what the color.
Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Mary Parker Follett
The Jouney IS the Destination.