People are different.
As one who savors the stimulation of diversity, I say “Hallelujah!” to that.
Surely we are all different, and just as surely, we are all equal.
Different and equal
Our equality is the light that shines in all of us, through each of us, as every one of us. Our equality is what makes diversity fun, and what gives diversity its deepest value.
Equality is not merely a concept; it’s a reality.
It is a reality, however, that we need help to perceive. And we cannot see equality around us until we’ve found our own equality within ourselves.
We don’t want just an occasional glimmer of equality; we are happiest when our equality awareness is steady.
For that, we need a steady mind.
Equality and stress
Most of us need to make a little effort to experience equality; it doesn’t just happen. Stress is more likely to happen, and when we are stressed, the mind become reactive and restless.
A mind that is restless darts outward, distracted by diversity, not remaining in one place long enough to perceive equality.
We want the mind to be like a bee looking for pollen. The bee enjoys visiting so many different flowers, and with every visit, takes the time needed to find the sweetness of each flower.
Equality awareness takes steady effort
If you want a steady mind, you need to make steady effort. Not herculean effort, but small, steady effort.
It’s called daily practice. This is how the mind settles and the awareness of equality develops.
Find your equality. Practice. Every day.