See the life all around you
See that part you hold tightly in yourself
That part is in all these others
The four legged, the fliers,
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, when you see 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 others
Those others who seek their own happiness,
You will be doomed to never find happiness for yourself.
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.
In this life……
And after you leave this life, to return home…
Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre November 9th, 2008