August 7 Daily Meditation Writing: Only

You are reading the ongoing writing process for a new book of daily reflections/meditations. Already published by this author is “Cast A Long Shadow”, 90 daily reading for our journey through life. This book is now available as a Kindle e-book, (you don’t need to have a Kindle to download and read it on your computer) as well as still being available direct from the publisher, on Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukand other Amazon European sites

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There is a great mystery of Human existence – that we are the only one like us, and yet we are all totally similar.

We are the only people to feel the way we do – and yet all of us feel the same way.

Only we have the experiences that we do – and yet these experiences are shared with hundreds of other people.

Because our uniqueness is not in what happens to us, but how we react to what happens.

Most of us will fall in love at least once in our lives – in that we share our common humanity

But for each of us it will be different, because we are the only ones with the exact set of feelings and perspectives.

That it why we can both relate to others and be distant from them at the same time.

To the outside world, our life will look much the same as other people’s love, there isn’t anything particularly different about the external trappings of the way we live.

But our internal world – the universe each of us creates as we grow and experience life – is unique to us.

This simple fact has a profound impact on how we respond to other people who interact with us.

Our partner, friend or fellow worker will have reactions that we could interpret as being the same as those we know inside us.

The same is true of strangers, and those we feel distrust for – we can assume we understand their motives, because we know what ours would have been if we had done that.

But only that person can truly know what they feel and what drives them.

Their life experiences may have taken them to a totally different understanding than ours, since they are the only ones who experienced them.

When we understand this, and work together for a common goal, we are better because we need no longer rely on our selves alone.

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