Tao Te Ching 35
Salvation is no compromise of any kind. (A Course in Miracles)

I am not afraid of people

Why are people so afraid of each other? Afraid to meet, afraid to connect, afraid to trust, afraid to love.

I don’t get it. We are all the same. We all have the same needs. We are all too lonely and too isolated. We all want more fun, more laughter, more understanding, more compassion, more excitement and more love.

But there is all this fear and suspicion. All this obsession with meaningless differences. All this judgment. So many rules. So much putting everything off until someday (i.e. never).

Even if we are fortunate to find ourselves in a perfect romantic and life partnership, even if we have a beautiful, loving family...why must this be our cage?

Why must we see value in separation and specialness? I must have lost my ego a while back because I just don’t get it.

I am not afraid of people, of connection, or of openness and freedom. This stuff has never hurt. What does hurt is the isolation. So I will continue trying to break the barriers tomorrow and each day after that.