There are times, when we feel acute need to change others.
To get them to think like us, maybe this is the time that we need to look into a mirror. We may not find a wonderland like Alice did, but there would be a message for us.
When I think of snow white I think the beautiful stepmother and her evil mirror is something like our perception of humanity as a whole, i.e. dualistic. With a broad brush we paint pictures of people some like us, who share our opinions and attitudes and others who don’t. We are so caught up with the rightness of our thoughts and values that we are teased and sometimes even frustrated by the different.
Why is that we are unable to realize that we are all individuals.
Maybe because over the time we have learnt to flourish in the richness of lives we have built may come to believe that we are qualified to speak on behalf of the greater source.
Maybe if we pause a while we’ll figure that the sum of what we do not know exceeds the sum of what we know. Individual goals and potentials are different; we do a disservice when we try to make it all uniform.
Maybe we should realize our strength by giving up controlling, and embracing people for what they are. Appreciating their uniqueness,
Perhaps that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day; we respect the right of people to be them.
Maybe we can gaze inwards on to that one person who we can change i.e. ourselves.