Just Like Me

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With many justifications as to how others are  not like us the ego uses the vast array of people and characters in our lives (and the world at large) as proof that we are different which keeps the belief in separation alive.  In particular those who behave in ways we find unacceptable are so different to us because ‘evidence’ proves it!  On the other side of the ego’s coin of judgment, those who we revere or place on a pedestal are just as separate from us, as we perceive them as not ‘ like us’ either.  

However, if we are willing (and this requires some humility) to accept that we are all inherently the same, with similar needs, desires and human foibles,  it becomes  easier to bridge the gap and to go beyond those differences that seem so real.  

Here are some reminders of our likeness.  Bring to mind someone who you struggle with and see if you can recognise the similarities, and when you do, see if you can feel in your awareness, your heart-mind, a softening toward that person.  I find the practice of ‘just like me’ is a great invitation to empathy and compassion and it quietly nudges judgment out the door!

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Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness in his/her life

 Just like me, this person to trying to avoid suffering in his/her life

 Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, fear and despair

 Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfil his/her unique perceived needs

Just like me, this person has been conditioned by his/her upbringing and belief system

 Just like me, this person has forgotten who they are in Truth

 Just like me, this person makes choices that are not loving to self or others

 Just like me, this person makes mistakes

 Just like me, this person is entangled in the illusion of the ego’s world

Just like me, this person can feel frightened and act that out in curious ways

 Just like me, this person yearns to be loved, to love and to be accepted

 Just like me, this person acts out of their own unique wounds and history

 Just like me, this person is doing his/her best with where he/she finds himself

 Just like me, this person at times listens to the voice of the ego

 Just like me, this person falls into littleness at times

 Just like me, this person sometimes wants to be right

 Just like me, this person longs for forgiveness

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Just like me, this person in their attacks on others is calling for love

 Just like me, this person feels (or believes) he is separate from God and everything

 Just like me, this person longs to be told ‘it is not as bad as it seems’

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 Just like me, this person in their heart is seeking unity and wholeness

 Just like me, this person is not separate from the Whole

 Just like me, this person is a brother or a sister

 Just like me, this person is a Divine Child of God

 Just like me, this person is part of the Oneness, and he is the Oneness

 Just like me, this person is making their way Home

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 Just like me, this person cannot do it alone

 Just like me, this person longs for someone to take his hand and show him the way

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Oh my goodness, this person is really.. above, beyond and despite our seeming differences..

JUST LIKE ME!  

Blessed be!

(with thanks to Harold’s Planet for their perfectly apt illustrations!)

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