Saturday, July 12, 2008


I was just visiting my friend Jean, and we were walking through her garden. I love to see what is new there because Jean has so many perennials, so that everyday, there is something new shooting up out of the ground. There are always Hummingbirds circling her feeders, and flowers in her front garden. In the back garden, where the shade is just right for so many more delicate plants, there is a plant called “Jack in The Pulpit”. As we were walking, she explained to me that there is a male and female “Jack in the Pulpit.” I asked her how one can tell the difference and she said “The female grows 2 stems and the male only has one, but sometimes the male grows another stem and becomes a female.” This ran through my head as she was explaining that to me:

“Imagine that…. the Universe allows the pure, beauty of nature ,and simply accepts the change of gender to a plant, but when it comes to humans, society expects that all people should remain the gender they were born with and never change, no matter how disconnected they feel from others on the planet. We know nothing about what takes place in the mind of another human, we know nothing about the comfort or ill at ease of another, unless that person tells us. And when they do, we should not judge their choice to be who they truly are inside and out. Tolerance, acceptance, and love should be what humans offer to one another…no matter…..

Nature is trying to tell us that change is natural, and we accept that blindly, but human change is not natural? Really, is that the message we want to share with the world? Not me, I want the world of humans to accept others blindly as we do with our faith in God and in “Nature.” This will give every person the freedom to be “exactly” who “they” choose to “be” or “are.” This is the lesson of Nature, we should accept that this is how things are, accept it and move on. It should never be our place to judge another based on our own beliefs, and we should remember that, “it is not our business what others think of us,” Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. Why should it be our business what we think of others? "Thoughts become Things," Mike Dooley, "Change Your mind and Change your Life." Wayne Dyer.

We should all focus on our purpose in this “blessing” called life. Deepak Chopra, has released a book called “The Path To Joy,” where he tells us that “We can change our lives-and-our business for the better if we change our focus.” What are you focusing on today? Yes, I really do want to know!

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