What Do You See When You Look At People?

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Everyone is on an earthly journey, traveling through dark valleys and wildernesses, and climbing mountains. Some battles are won, and some are lost. We never know what people are going through, and yet, often we judge people based on their color, culture, religion, clothes, hairstyle, job titles, and so much more. 

When you look at a person, do you see the battles they’ve lost?Do you see their unhealed wounds? Do you see the lost child within? Do you see someone who is trying to keep it together or assume the person is happier than you? 

Do you remember once upon a time your curiosity, desire to be loved, the admiration you had for those older than you? Do you remember playing with other children not thinking about their background, color, race, religion, or other distractors? Do you remember coloring with a variety of colors? Do you remember when all you wanted to do was play, and you weren’t so much concerned about eating? Do you remember the moments of complete awe as you gazed at the clear blue or dark-lit sky? 

Do you remember the compassion you felt towards another child, the joy, and the excitement to have other children play with you? Do you remember the first time you met anger, disappointment, fear, guilt, isolation, loneliness, sadness, and other emotions and feelings? Do you remember wanting to bring joy to those around you because you didn’t want anyone else to hurt? 

Your inner child is still there and still wants to enjoy life. You are that inner child. Inside the people you see are their inner children. But, unfortunately, we allow the world’s expectations, disappointments, fears, our expectations, and lingering unhealthy emotions to cover up the inner child who wants to enjoy life. 

If we see pain, we reinforce the idea this is a painful world. But, if we see the inner child who wants to find his way back to his Truth, we put ourselves in a better position to help. We bring out our compassion, hope, love, peace, and Truth. We accept those who are different and know their differences does not belittle or change us. No one is greater or lesser than the other person.

I believe we all want to be seen for who we are. We all want to enjoy life, but we let life master us instead of mastering life. We run with the crowd, losing ourselves. But, at any point, we can stop and say, I see the real you, and in you, I see the real me. 

Make this lifetime great!


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