I posted about last week and Here I elaborate.
I believe that underneath EVERYTHING is good. Furthermore, I believe that even the ugliest appearing thing, when examined closely is beautiful.
These observations come from my experiences. I haven’t had experience with the most heinous of crimes.
Once I was waiting in line at a bank. When it was finally my turn, the teller pointed out a desk and said I had to see that person. I went to the desk and handled my business. As I turned to leave, I saw a woman sitting with a stricken look. I think she had been waiting there and I cut in. I gasped at the thought of my lack of awareness and wondered if this is how wars start. One person is just doing what they do and another takes offense because of what they think.
Another time a neighbor of mine refused to allow a friend to stay at her house. Her friend took offense. I happened to know that the neighbor’s husband was a peeping tom and she was protecting her friend.
I believe that any misunderstanding has goodness at its core. What appears to be mean and spiteful is what has become twisted.
I believe that IF we can work on keeping ourselves untwisted and supporting that in others; if we love it all and assume the best about people, THEN we would come closer to the truth.
I am not saying to accept all that comes your way. Live a life of your preferences, knowing it is all good and you get to choose what works for you.
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