Most of us do not realize that we are powerful individuals who are connected on the inner most levels of our being. Since we are all ultimately one body, the Body of God, when we hurt ourselves we hurt the all. When we hurt one of our brothers and sisters we hurt the all. When we smile we smile upon the all. When we raise ourselves up we raise the all. When we think our thoughts we are thinking with the all and so because we are all one there is nothing that we do that does not affect the Body of God. And so, let's do our best today, and everyday, to love ourselves, love our brothers and sisters, love the environment, love the animals and when we do this we are all brought closer to the God within. You are a very important part of the all and are here because you wanted to raise up your brothers and sisters to the best that they can be through your thoughts, your actions, your presence and through the realization of who you truly are. You are ordained by the God within to help his children come up higher so that they can all, including yourself, live the abundant life that they are meant to live. Shine your light within yourself and throughout the world.
When you consider everyone you pass by your brother and sister life and the world become a safer and more loving place. I often observe animals, dogs in particular, when they pass each other by. They are always so eager to meet the other. Their tails begin to wag, their hearts race, their ears perk up and their eyes widen with anticipation. Imagine if everyone walked around excited to meet someone new. We'd all have huge smiles on our faces - we might look retarded, too - but that's okay, once we get use to people wanting to get to know each other it will become normal.
But most of us humans would rather just quickly walk by our fellow humans because we don't care to know each other, we think of the other as foe before friend or we don't have the time nor the desire to engage. Or it could be that we're afraid of what reaction we might get if we reached out and said hi. I've smiled at others on the train and have received mixed reactions - some just offer me a blank stare, others will turn away thinking "she's crazy," others giggle (those are the younger ones) and then there are some who will smile back.
When you walk in the world and see everyone as a brother and sister you begin to feel comfortable, at ease, you become less defensive, you open yourself up to new adventures and opportunities. In my everyday travels I do my best to offer a smile or a hello here and there or I'll strike up a conversation with someone unknown. It's amazing what you can learn when talking with someone you know nothing about. They might be the one to open your eyes to a problem you're trying to solve. Hey, you may even develop a friendship.