Different Yet Similar


We don’t always see eye to eye with each other, for we see the world differently.

What is important to you might be trivial to me.

What is food to you might be bitter poison to me.

What you hate might be what I love.

What is OK for you might not be OK for me.

What is right for you might be wrong for me.

Clearly, we are different. We are two unique individuals, each with a mind of their own. But deep beneath these differences, we are more similar than we appear to be.

We share the innate human capacity to think and to feel, to love and to hate, to laugh and to cry, to dream and to act, to reach out and to withdraw, to judge another and to seek to understand each other.

Beneath our differences, there is solid common ground on which we could stand together to explore our differences with an open mind and searching heart.  Shall we meet there?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”

~ Rumi

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