When we see something with our physical eye we are only seeing the surface. Have you ever wondered what’s beneath the surface? My mother used to say, “you can’t look at a book and tell what’s under the cover.”
I’ve often asked myself, what’s beneath the surface of the ocean? What’s beneath the surface of the ground I’m standing on? What’s beneath the surface of my thoughts? What’s beneath the surface of every human I encounter daily?
If we could see beneath the surface, we may see things differently. If we could see beneath the surface of the physical shell of another, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to judge them. What’s beneath the surface of the homeless man/woman I see on the street? What’s their story? What is really beneath the surface of the comedian who is making others laugh? Are they themselves laughing beneath the surface?
On a more personal note, I have learned the value in pausing to ask myself what is beneath the surface of my thoughts. Where did the thought originate? What does it mean? Examining my thoughts has allowed me to decide which ones to give validity to. Thousands of thoughts pass through our mind daily but our thoughts are not necessarily our reality. I put most of them in file 13 (the trash bin).
What’s beneath what others see when they look at you? What’s beneath your surface? Is it hurt, pain, bitterness, anger? Or is it love, acceptance, allowing, and peace?
Is what others see on the surface a true reflection of what is beneath your surface?
These are all great questions that I have pondered for myself. I have found it necessary to go deeper than the surface to examine my feelings and thoughts.
It is truly my desire to practice love with no judgment towards ALL fellow beings because I have no idea what is beneath their surface. I love the old saying, “never judge another until you’ve actually walked a mile in their shoes.” We all go through stuff. Being mindful of what others may be going through beneath the surface is an essential element of kindness.
In a world where there seemingly is so much hate, judgment, and division, let your light of love shine deep beneath the surface in an effort to brighten the way for others.
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