when we make judgments of others
judgments about who “they” are
or who “they” are not
how “they” live
or how we think “they” live
we begin by making ourselves separate
which is an ignorance of the building blocks of the universe
in which nothing is really separate
it is all connected
so when we set ourselves apart
we are only experiencing a tiny fraction of the wholeness of reality
closing ourselves off with our judgments and personal perceptions
when we see someone
and decide that they are lost
whether they agree or not
we have been invited into a deep self-reflection
do we open our ears and hearts and listen?
do we invite those that seem lost into our hearts and homes and remind them how loved and how a part they are
in order to help them find their way?
or do we close our doors in judgments and say
only come back when you aren’t lost (by my standards) anymore?
do our actions
reinforce our beliefs
or call them into question?
when we behave in a way contrary to our beliefs
it is a chance to ask
do i REALLY believe this
or do i just wish i believed this?
and if i am struggling to live up to my beliefs
what is the work I can do
to bring my head
and my heart
it is a time of turning into our hearts
each and every one of us
and finding everybody else there too
because there is really only one heart cave
with many entrances
a door in
lies in the middle of each of our chests
let’s come home together