The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.~
~ 'Strength to Love,' 1963 ~
We are all neighbors, each & every human being on the planet.
we may not have met, we may not even know of each others
existence, but we are neighbors none the less.
I believe that we affect every human being that shares this world
with us many times over during our lifetime.
Itís a kind of domino effect. If I express anger, disgust, contempt
etc. towards another, that creates a negative energy and they
in turn convey that negative energy to the next person they
Like the pebble cast upon the water creating a ripple that
expands outward to the shore, the prevailing attitude I express
also expands & gains momentum as it travels to distant shores.
My responsibility, birthed in this knowingness, is to cast
upon the waters a light filled energy of love, kindness
generosity, compassion & empathy.
A sure motivator towards determining the type of energy I
give forth is to recognize that each of us is a shore
upon which the ripples will eventually land. I will in time
experience & receive back the same energy I cast forth.
We are all brothers & sisters, comprising part of a whole
that includes every living thing. Let us commit ourselves
to the proposition of being a source of life giving light.