The world is in need of more hope, more peace, more love. Inclusion is a powerful tool for furthering good. Use this affirmation as a tool to spur togetherness and build a sense of positive connection with others. In doing this, we will all rise.
“There’s a thread that connects us, regardless of what separates us, regardless of how intent we are to sever it.” – Leo Christopher
We Are Here Together
I honor our differences and embrace our similarities.
Whatever your individual path, it’s always offering lessons that are meant to enlighten you, soften you, and breed compassion. We each suffer and delight, grieve and rejoice. We may do these things in our own ways, but our experiences are never without the understanding of another; there is always someone, somewhere, at some time who has been or will be where you are.
We’re experiencing life as ourselves, with others.
What you radiate, even though your path is private and your journey is uniquely your own, affects everyone around you. And others’ paths affect you, too. Through your positive communion with yourself, you will reach out with more love and joy to others. And through your positive communion with others, you will know greater peace in your heart, harmony on earth, and joy in your journey.
We are all here together, not in isolation. Individually, but not separately. What you put out into the world comes back to you, all the time, and this is true for us all.
We Are More Alike Than We Are Unalike
Though I see our differences, it is still true that we are more alike than we are unalike.
Since I’m on a unique journey, I am no better or worse than anyone else. That’s a belief that serves me, humbles me, and grants me a more compassionate view of the world around me, and within me.
Another belief that has served me is that what I see “out there” is a reflection of what I find within myself. That reflection–what I see in others, how I react to others–is either showing me something positive, or something I can work on. It’s guiding me to where I most need to go. In this light, relationships always deliver truths that are invaluable.
We are attracted to what we know, and we’re drawn to both the positive and negative aspects of ourselves. It’s easy to extend compassion to people we’re comfortable with, but the people we differ from have something to teach us: What we react to strongly in another person arises from something uncomfortable within us that needs healing. Instead of turning away from this opportunity to know who you really are, you can extend your compassion to the people who are much different than you, too.
Try to embrace everything, every relationship and every encounter with another, as a meaningful conversation with the universe. It’s all a chance to learn more about ourselves. The more open we can be to what we see in ourselves, the more understanding we can be with others.
Is there someone you’re closing yourself off from? Is there someone you’re judging before giving them a chance to guide you on your path to deeper peace?
You Can Make the World a Better Place
Today I offer loving kindness, positive energy, and joyful service.
When you lift another up, you are lifted too, because you’re part of something bigger than yourself.
By serving other people as only you can, you will feast on the fullness of your own life and know the immeasurable joy of having peace in your heart. Joyful service is about asking your higher self, a Higher Power, the universe, or life to show you how you can spread your light into the world. It’s about asking, “How can I help?”
“Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I want to do and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”
In this request, you are lifted. Just as when you forgive, you are forgiven. This is an action not motivated by the ego, but rather is for the benefit and interests of others, which in turn envelopes you in grace. Not only do we help others through our service, but we also gain spiritually in joy and compassion, and that lifts us up as well.
Use your life to serve the world in some way that makes sense to you, and you will find that it also serves you.
Through your own commitment to happiness, you can help to make the world a more peaceful and loving. You’ll attract others who also hold a vision of world peace, compassion, and human dignity, and you will magnify the power of your positive influence in the world when you connect with these people.
- How do you cultivate closer connections with the people you care about, and even the people you’ve just met?
- What does togetherness mean for you in your life?
- In what ways has serving others brought you joy, healing, or meaning?
- Are you willing to embrace our differences and our similarities?
- How (and when) do you practice acceptance, non-judgment, unconditional giving, and compassion? How does it make you feel?
Please share your thoughts, lessons in connection, relationship insights, and experiences with me in the comments.
Share this affirmation with someone you care about.
Love yourself. Love each other.
Free watercolor texture by Frostbo; lettering by Aim Happy.