We Are One

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We are one. You know people better when you open your mind. You can’t know people from a distance. If you want to know people, or you want people to know you, it is your responsibility to reach out to them. Don’t live in isolation. People want to meet you. But they cannot do it without your own consent. Open your mind to receive love, happiness, peace, joy, and care from other people. Why is that? Because we are one.

We are social animals. Human beings are not created to live alone. We are created to live together, to work together, to love together, to cry together, to mourn together, to study together, to party together, to travel together, to vote together. As philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said, “We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.” Yes, will recreate each other. We are better when we do things together. We are better when we reach out to our friends. We are better when we love our enemies. We are better when we work together. For some people, it is not easy to connect. If that is the case, start with your family member. Go out and have fun with them. Don’t stay behind when they are doing things together. Pierre Tailhard de Chardin said, “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” Remember, “You get what you sow.” No more, no less.

I Want To Hear You

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“I want to hear you.” People want to hear us, but we are not listening.

We judge people before we even have the time to know who they really are.”

We call them names. They are toxic, boring, lazy, dull, too loud, too soft, or even ugly. We call them names to make us feel better about ourselves.

All toxic or bad people want from us is to sit and listen to them. They want to hear you. They want you to understand them before you judge them.

They want to hear you. They want us to listen to them. They want us to appreciate who they are.

They are toxic because they don’t think like us, act like us, and work like us.

“If you want to understand toxic or bad people, change your own attitude toward them.” If you change how you view them, the way you see them will change.

As David Augsburger put it,

“I want to hear you, see what you see, feel what you feel

I want to be heard.

Here me as I hear you,

Listen, I’m listening to you.

So I will speak simply

with clear word windows

that let you see

all the way in

to where I live

laugh

and

cry.”