Well. There is good news and bad news. How about if I give them both to you at the same time. It looks like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the presidential candidates in 2016. Which is which? I will let you slice that news any way you want it. It will vary depending on the person. And the reason is that we are all different.
Politics aside. It is just so. For all of life. ALL of us are different. Our spouses are different from us, our friends, coworkers, children, neighbors, enemies, and on and on an on. Different.
We have distinct and separate perspectives on everything. Every occurrence in life…. everything that we perceive, say, do, think, feel…. comes right through our own eyes. And those eyes see with years and years of conditioning, and past experience, and subsequent emotions.
Everything we know is based on layer after layer of history and interactions.
We all have our unique thoughts, our own ideas, our original point of view. And that is a good thing.
It is a great thing, in fact, that we are all so different.
And there in lies the paradox. It is because of this fact… that we are each so different…. that we are all very much the same. We all share the truth that we are each unique individuals.
We should do well to remember this as we navigate through each and every moment of the day. Do not expect others to be like you, think like you, or act like you.
Being you … wonderful unique YOU … is your greatest gift to this world.
Just like everyone else.
And. Some good advice before I go. If you own two boats… you better have a
pair of docks.
And this too. As I was driving home this afternoon, by Crystal Lake, I saw a whole gaggle of baby geese! How is that!? Lucky for me …. it was way more than a pair of ducks.
“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”
― Deepak Chopra