I receive spiritual quotes in my inbox every morning from ABRAHAM (Jerry and Ester Hicks) and this one in particular was so apropos for your input today on diversity and acceptance. I thank you for this wonderful newsletter and for keeping my thoughts and actions on track. This helps keep my life and the lives I touch around me in a more accepting and non-judgmental way. In turn, my life is more peaceful as I learn how to live in a more spiritual and loving way. Sounds corny, but it feels so simple and perfect.
"There is a big mix out there, and there's lots of different things going on, and there is not one way that was intended to be the right way. Just like there's not one color or one flower or one vegetable or one fingerprint. There is not one that is to be the right one over all others. The variety is what fosters the creativity. And so you say, "Okay, I accept that there's lots of variety, but I don't like to eat cucumbers." Don't eat cucumbers. But don't ask them to be eliminated and don't condemn those who eat them. Don't stand on corners waving signs trying to outlaw the things that you don't like. Don't ruin your life by pushing against. Instead, say, '"I choose this instead. This does please me.'"