You just never know - why assumption is never a good idea.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There are lessons learned through the act of assumption and judging others based on appearance: race, skin color, age, body type, sexual orientation, language or disability.  No one knows the state of someone’s being - the sadness or isolation a person may feel when they seemingly have it all together, or on the flip side - are being viewed less than palatable or on the “outskirts” of societal “norm”.

Assumption, presumption and prejudice lives within and around us and is worth exploring, but only if we’re being brutally honest with ourselves. Our deepest innate feelings have residual, lasting effects and may be worth releasing so healing on a monumental, spiritual level may begin.

Hate and fear co-exist, they lend each other oxygen; one cannot live without the other.  As a society, it’s up to us to dispel how we manage our innate beliefs and how we can become change makers in our time, creating positive, permanent movement.  Let’s begin within ourselves…by exploring our own self-worth and self-value.

Presumption allows us to formulate inaccurate profiles and stories. We hang our hats on these beliefs and pass them down generationally - they become viscerally a part of us, a part of our DNA.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our children to value themselves by first modeling our own self-love and boldly but respectfully, teaching them to find and use their own voices. To stand for them, by allowing the grace and security of knowing we have their backs, while enabling them to bloom on their own, exist self-sustainably, anchoring them throughout their lives.

Let’s level the playing field, by creating more love for ourselves so that we may bridge love to others and manifest the world we truly dream of.