All life is connected. Life is connected to the Divine, and each other. The key to this understanding will bring you peace, by connecting you to all that is around you. I’m a firm believer that life is too short to not understand how we’re all connected. For some reason, we want to bank on the idea of ‘the next life’ for some justice, some peace, some love. But by doing so, we never truly understand that there is not a ‘next life’ – there is simply this life, and the ‘next life’ starts now, not after you die. The ‘next life’ is simply a continued journey of this life. This life does not end; it simply moves to another stage. When we understand how everything is connected, our ‘right now,’ our current incarnation, has a deeper meaning. Our current stage of life is simply a way of learning to express our love for each other and seeking the good for each other. It is when we’re unable to see this connection, greed, self-centeredness, racism, abuse, power-plays, and judgment take the place of forgiveness, grace, love, acceptance, and embracing others. When we are unable to see this connection, we strive to see people as we demand, and not for who they are.
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