as Mother Teresa once said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
there are many that promote division and an every person for themselves ideology. but such a severe individuality approach to life, doesn’t reflect reality as it really is, and can bring harm. it forgets that we belong to each other.
interdependence says that we belong to each other, that our words and actions and the thoughts that give rise to them, have an effect on others for good or for ill. “Am I part of the cure, or am I a part of the disease?” as the Coldplay lyric asks.
we can go about our lives on autopilot and reacting to life, or we can practice allowing space to see clearly, learning what our triggers are, and responding mindfully with lovingkindness and compassion to ourselves and others.
interdependence calls on us to embody empathy and compassion – to engage our world and participate in life for each other. one way to do this is to exercise our right, our privilege, our responsibility to VOTE.
go to vote.gov to register and check our info on your state if you haven’t already.