Respecting Life

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I was taught life is a precious gift from the Creator. I was taught not to only value my life, my family’s life, but to value the life of other people. I was taught life was not yours to take. However, I was also taught there were circumstances when preserving your life, your family’s life and other people’s life may result in the ending of another’s life. I was told the laws of the land were set up to determine to what degree was this life taken and the punishment for the life taken. I also learned later on in life, based on race, career and social class/privilege, even then the law was subject to a human being’s ability to not be bias or to act fairly. As we know, that doesn’t happen and happens more often than we would like to admit.  I also think there is a Divine judgement for all but, not the kind most Christians are taught. (That’s a whole other subject I will never discuss publicly. Surely, I will be called a false prophet or teacher or fake Christian. By the way I am not a prophet and I don’t know if a teacher.)

If you don’t particularly care for a race of people, you are more than likely to not really care about their life, blessings or sufferings. If you don’t particularly care for the wealthy, you are not going to care too much about their life, blessings or sufferings. If you don’t care for the impoverished, you are not going to care much about their life, blessings, or sufferings. If you don’t care about the religious or the non-religious, whatever faith you don’t like or think is wrong, you are not going to care about their life, blessings, or sufferings. If you don’t particular care for the LGBT community, you are not going to care about their life, blessings (someone is saying they can’t blessed!), or sufferings. It’s called indifference and indifference or being neutral can be a dangerous place to be in. You know stagnant water usually breeds bacteria and other disgusting things.

Could you be biased? Biased-unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.

I could tell you that you that you need a particular religious figure or a chakra cleansing but, I am thinking you need love and compassion for ALL. However, you find it I just hope you find it. However, you expand your umbrella of love I hope you do it. It challenges me to look at myself with unfiltered eyes and try to see where I might be biased. You know admitting your biases and prejudices is the first step to recovery….and to being a better human being.

~Nikki

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