See the life all around you
See that part you hold in yourself that is in all these others
The four legged, the flyers, the crawlers, two legged, and all
Know that all life comes from the same source
All life holds value to their journey, whether short or long, hard or easy
Learn to know that all life trembles before violence
All fear death, all love life.
All have dreams and passions
All have loves and fears
All crave happiness and contentment
And so in seeing yourself in others,
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
For in truly knowing of your part in others,
How can you harm them without harming yourself?
Know that you who seek your own happiness from without
Seeking your answer by hurting those others who seek their own happiness,
Will be doomed to never find happiness for you.
For your brother is alike to you,
He may look different, believe differently, talk differently,
Yet he simply wants to be happy.
Never harm him, for in harming him, you harm yourself so much more
Seek for real happiness within yourself
Look deep within to know your own connection to Spirit
You own strengths and weaknesses
Your own wants and needs
In this way you too will find happiness.
Find it In this life.
And after you leave this life, to return home…
Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre, August 19, 2007