There are no Strangers
I was speaking with my daughter the other day, telling her about people that had taken me in, allowing me to sleep in a comfortable bed and have nice warm shower. As I told her this she made the comment about being uncomfortable staying with strangers. I immediately reminded her that 'There Are No Strangers', she laughed and we went on with our conversation.
However, for me, this goes to the core of what I have found and who I have become. I truly believe that there are no strangers, only new friends and new loved ones that we have simply not met. The kindness, generosity, and love that are gifted to me from these people are beyond words. Once again, as in Alaska, I would not be able to do what I am doing without meeting these people, opening up to having them in my life and at the same time allowing them to open up and let me into theirs.
Imagine a world where we all finally realized that there were no strangers. That we are all of ONE, and that everything and everyone was simply a function of LOVE. This type of world would be free of violence, hatred, fear, and intolerance. Many spiritual leaders have written of a world such as this. I can only say that I am living it now and it is such a beautiful thing. My world is so much richer and full of happiness, peace, and love, because of this simple shift in my world view.
Today, make an attempt to view everyone that crosses your path with this thought and see what a difference it makes in your life. One step at a time we can all change the world.
Peace & Love