Living Authentically: Everyone is Important
For a number of years I have had a collection of children’s books. I think they help us to remember things we have forgotten and call us to be more mindful of the world around us, teaching us important lessons. One such book that does that is, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth by Douglas Wood. This morning I opened the book and this struck me as an important message for today.
“First, my child, said the old turtle, “remember that there are truths all around us, and within us. They twinkle in the night sky and bloom upon the earth. They fall upon us everyday, silent as the snow and gentle as the rain. The people clutching their one truth, forget that it is part of all the small and lovely truths of life. They no longer see these truth, no longer hear them”.
“Remember this also, Little One,” said the old turtle. ” The Broken Truth, and life itself, will be mended only when one person meets another -someone from a different place or with a different face or different ways – and sees and hears…herself. Only then will the people know that every person, every being, is important, and that the world was made for each of us.”
I find a lot of wisdom and truth in this and hope you did too.