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June 15, 2014

Walk Two Moons in My Moccasins. ~ Hannah Hilton

walking away let go goodbye back man body / Vato Bob

It is so easy for people to pass judgment on others.

Sometimes, regardless of having been out of high school for what seems a lifetime, we find people picking us apart.

It could be about our hair, our body, our choices, our significant others—you name it, someone somewhere will be judging you. Reasons for judgment are endless and ultimately selfish.

It’s often because someone is not comfortable enough in their own self and beliefs that they judge another for theirs. Let’s help change that.

It starts with us.

We are going to meet people in our lives that have an abundance of knowledge in things that we have never had the opportunity of learning, doing things that we never had the opportunity of experiencing.

When we come across this, it is our job as a mindful individual to accept that it may not be for us, who we are, or who we want to be. Still, we should have respect for the other and their knowledge, beliefs and choices.

We don’t have to understand it all, nor experience it, but we can be respectful. Respectful of their choices and actions that make them who they are; yours make you who you are.

This mutual understanding helps make the world rEVOLVE.

I wish for you an abundance of wisdom

I wish for you the ability to put yourself into my path

Walk two moons in my moccasins before you pass judgment

Walk the hills and spaces that my body has covered

Feel the same ground that my feet have felt

I do not wish for you to understand who I am or why I do what I do

I wish for you the ability to respect me as an individual

As I have respect for you

Let me be free

Unbound by the chains of negativity, conformity, and guidelines

Alis volat propriis

Let me fly with my own wings

As you are free to fly with yours

Love me when I need it most

Love me when I need it least

Love me for me

Not for who you expect me to be

I love you for all that you are

All that you want to be

Let’s create a world where instead of picking apart each other

We encourage and lift each other up

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~ Rumi

Let’s dance in the moonlight amongst the flowers in this field

We can be whole, at peace, at one with who we truly are

 

 

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