A short inspirational story of how you are just like everyone and everything else, alive with wonder. One day it just happens. Just like that! You breathe in a little differently, a little deeper. Gently waking up you start to think. And then you notice it as you look around, as if for the first time, and realize… There is something quite miraculous going on here.
Whenever you’re stressed, disturbed or agitated by other people, situations, events or conversations remember to consciously practice the awareness that whatever or whomever you’re looking at is Just like you. It makes us quick to forgive, connect and even quicker to accept otherness and uniqueness in all its forms. Difference, dualistic and dichotomous thinking separate us with a veil of ignorance. So remember the story of Universal Oneness and know that no matter how separate, different or strange you may feel, they are Just like you! “Realizing that the other person is also just like me is the basis on which we can develop compassion, not only toward those around us but also toward our enemy. Normally, when we think about our enemy, we think about harming him. Instead, try to remember that the enemy is also a human being, just like you.”– The Dalai Lama PRINTED WORDS FOR USE AS A TEACHING TOOL HERE: email us for the worksheet firstname.lastname@example.org And so, one day it just happens. Just like that! You breathe in a little differently, a little deeper. Gently waking up you start to think. And then you notice it as you look around, as if for the first time, and realize… There is something quite miraculous going on here. You may not have seen it at first but then you recall the wonder of it, the marvel of life unfolding and unfolded. And so….there it all flows, by the grace of God. The Creator of all things who became Just like you in the Universe so that You become just like that. And so, this is how you have found your way back to the Universal Oneness, where all things and no-things are Just Like You! Whatever you see, You are just like that! Whatever you feel, You are just like that! Whatever you imagine, or create or visualize, know or don’t know, You are just like that! So create unity, togetherness, belonging and love for all people, places and things. Be whatever you want to be, BE YOU, because You are just like that!