A Perspective on Family

United we stand and divided we fall.  Coming together as a united group takes courage, love and cooperation.  The benefits of this merging and joining of individual beings will always outweigh any type of separation or isolation.  We are all made to share our lives, to share our gifts and talents, and to share our experiences as we harvest our wisdom.  What is it that we do to keep us separate from others whom we love, or what we feel the need to be a part of?  How are we creating walls around ourselves to keep others out, or to isolate ourselves from others who are reaching out to us?  What can we do to break the old mold of narrow definitions around our perspective on family, and branch out by reaching out into the new levels of what a family can mean for us, while still sharing with all those we feel are a part of what we call our family?

It is clearly up to each one of us in how we define the unique group called “our family”.  What we perceive is what we will allow our self to experience.  Most would consider family to be those we share with in a deep and loving relationship, yet we know this is not always true  Clearly, just calling someone family does not automatically make them loving or unconditionally connected to us.  So what is the underlying foundation around this concept, or perspective, of family?  Simply put, each one of us builds the foundation of this unique group called family, by who we are and what we are offering and sharing.  From the smallest version of “immediate family” to a larger version called “the world”, to an even grander version called “the universe”, seen and unseen.  As we widen our perspective we are able to widen our response-ability to the foundation of this perspective.  The intricate benefits to all concerned become infinite as the love shared overrides all else being experienced at any point in time.

It is time to remove our walls and to extend our heart to those around us, creating a new foundation of a loving, caring and sharing family.  It is up to each one of us to create this simply by doing our part of stepping into our unique role in this loving and unique foundation of beings.

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