“Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.” — Walt Whitman
I believe that one of the healthiest things we can do is question everything. Everything about ourselves and about others, everything we’re taught and everything we’re preached, everything we hear, read, and think we know.
You know that feeling when you’re afraid to tell someone something, because you feel you’ll be harshly judged for it? Only to find out, to your great relief, that their mind was open and accepting, their heart supportive. Their response was a breath of fresh air.
What if we could walk through the world without bias or prejudice, free to examine everything through the lens of, “Is this true for me?” What if we could respect and appreciate that someone else’s truth may not be true for us, may not fit or feel right, and that’s OK. And what if we felt the freedom to dismiss that which doesn’t feed our soul, in pursuit of what does? Would our world then be filled with compassion? Would we then be able to celebrate our differences?