A long time ago I was slapped with labels that were hard to understand as a child, but became quite vivd when I looked deeply at the perceptions that swirled around my exterior.
The trouble with a label is the sense of belief that goes along with the label itself. When you start to believe in the label itself being more important than what you offer as a human being, you run into trouble.
Ask yourself what labels you see when you look into your own eyes in the mirror?
Who do you see?
Do you see skin?
Do you see hair?
Do you see you or what you perceive to be yourself?
I have been working on a journey of self discovery for the past 40 days. It has been a rocky uphill mind battle that has brought me to a precipice of sorts. I see happiness and love, or I see what I have learned to identify as my ego and fear.
It’s a conscientious choice that you can make with yourself, to think. Much like a label. As a human you have the ability to think, to consider, and then to act.
Before you speak: think.
Before you respond with words: consider, are your words those coming from who you truly are with love or from your ego and fear?
While you think: choose the words you wish to share wisely. Once said, a word cannot be taken back.
Act with love and integrity.
Love before labels.
I stumbled across this amazing video which spoke to me from Prince Ea:
2 thoughts on “Labels or Love.”
Love how your posts often touch on awareness and advocacy Rachel Ann. Such a well done post on the beauty of human life and dignity…if only society did not attach labels to us.
The video is powerful, and love the people (whom society would label) all together share this message. Would be neat if like that caterpillar society would break free of labels. It would indeed be so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing so tremendously! 🙂
Thank you Carl. 🙂 Happy end of summer blogging friend! I hope this season has been good for you!
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