I sit here writing and then I realize I don’t even know what to call this one. There are just no words. Something that I didn’t even realize would be on my radar this time last week, has erupted throughout the States and online. Am I so sheltered? Yes. The answer would be yes. It is so disheartening to see the depth of racism, how deep rooted it is in some areas of the world.
As you know, I like to keep positive and I like to think there is love everywhere, all around us. But that just isn’t the case for so many people. It is heartbreaking that people would be treated differently for the colour of their skin. I have found lately that as I am doing more ‘Soul’ work, I look at everyone else as a ‘Soul’ too. Imagine their soul. I know my soul is much more than who ‘I’ am – my physical form. So when you look at it this way, physical appearance means less and less, it becomes irrelevant.
I have also over the years gone from thinking naively that I am not judgemental, to realizing there are things that I do pass judgement on. I think this just comes with maturity. You look yourself a little more closely in the mirror and can identify your feelings towards things and how it affects your perception. Things that I can’t agree with or understand is racism of course, or treating others as less than equal.
And although I understand that I will never understand, this reflection has made me feel fortunate for me and my life, albeit, unfairly fortunate. I feel fortunate for my experiences but saddened at the same time.