Being Responsible

 

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 ~

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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

interact with.

 

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.