Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Archive for March 17, 2008

We’re More Alike than Different


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Alike and Not

Simplify and ratify
Feelings that you bare
Understand how really grand
These emotions are we share
All mankind is blind
To how much we are alike
The human race is from one place
We all circle the same light
The thing that makes us individual
And not at all mutual
Is our dear sweet inner spirit
That keeps our fires lit
Without this singleness of soul
We’re like the ant in his hole
All puppets on a string
To the one who grabs the ring
Alike yet different each
As we walk along life’s beach
We share and learn from one another
Family all we are each other

–Written by Sharon Eoff

This poem is featured in Endless Mysteries, an Anthology of Poetry released by the International Library of Poetry in April 2002.

We are all connected to this vast universe. Sometimes we need to recognize and become aware of how much we are alike in order to settle our differences.   My blog friend at “Fresh Squeezed,” tagged me to answer the two questions below.    

A. List 5-10 things of commanility that you have in common with the human race and/or nature.

B. List 5-10 things that you may have in common with the human race and/or nature.

My answers are below.

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A. List 5-10 things of commanility that you have in common with the human race and/or nature.

1.  We all have seasons for which we must pass.  And there is a reason for them all.

2.  We all must contribute towards the survival of our specis.

3.  We all grow older, and eventually die and errode from the effects of mother nature. 

4.  We all depend on nature to survive and the love of other human beings to thrive and flourish.

5.  We all were conceived from a host much like ourselves.

6.  Everything originated from a supreme being, who marvelled in his creation.

7.  We all have done things of which we are not proud.

8.  We all have accomplished things of which we are proud.

8.  None of us knows the answers to everything.

9.  None of us are perfect in the world’s view; but we each are perfect in God’s plan.

10.  We all have something to contribute to the world.

B. List 5-10 things that you may have in common with the human race and/or nature.

1. Some of us, including myself, may want to travel to unseen places before I’m 50.

3.  Some of us, including myself, want to grow in the ways of Jesus Christ, by showing more compassion, love and understanding towards our fellow man.

4.  Some of us, including myself, may love watching and/or listing to the roar of the ocean, the songs of the birds, the whispers of the winds, beauty of the flowers, the smell of honeysuckle, and all of God’s other awsome, wonderful gifts bestowed to us.

5.  Some of us, including myself, may have hurt other humans for no legitimate reason at times.

6.  Some of us, including myself, may have been hurt by other humans for no legitimate reason at times.

7.  Some of us, including myself, may love seeing joy in the eyes of other humans, especially the children.

8.  Some of us, including myself, have lost a love one to death; but will remember that person’s love forever.

9.  Some of us, including myself love spending time with our significant other alone.

9.  Some of us, including myself, need to  take time out just for “me” sometimes.

10.  Some of us, including myself, wonder what is the purpose of life sometimes.

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Ok.  It’s tag time.  I tag my favorite bloggers and those with whom I share a kindred spirit, below.

http://persistentillusion.wordpress.com/

http://dillsnapcogitation.wordpress.com/

http://pinkemeralds.wordpress.com/

http://nikabrightlightwarrior.wordpress.com/

http://lostwidow.wordpress.com/

http://rawdawgb.blogspot.com/

http://sanityfound.wordpress.com/

http://spritualawakening.wordpress.com/

http://blacksquirrelviking.wordpress.com/

http://ingridspeak.wordpress.com/

http://roundtable84.wordpress.com/

Happy St. Patricks’s Day!

 
Photo courtesy of Eline Pullen, and is licensed under the Creative Commons License

For each petal on the shamrock

This brings a wish your way,

Good health, good luck, and happiness

For today and every day. 

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May God grant you always…A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse

Than the happiest day of your past.