When we define and label others we make them less.
A person who happens to have black skin.
A black person.
A person who chooses to follow the jewish faith.
A jewish person.
A person with light hair
A blonde person.
A person who is very good with computers.
A technical person.
The more succinct the label, the more likely it is to carry some degree of pejorative energy, making the person less (than us?)
All these labels focus on only one aspect of the the person, and seeks to lump them all together with other people ‘like them’ – separate.
Something judgeable, “Not like us” (whoever the heck “us” might be!)
And they ignore all the multifaceted gorgeousness that the individuals are.
When we name them ‘something-or-other’ we are making them not something else – maybe even not everything else?
Black; not white
Jew; not my religion (or not the other religions)
Blonde; not brunette (or not bright, or not undesirable, or lots of other loaded interpretations!)
Nerd; not social
… even Conscious; not stupid!
What if we were all part of one big thing, mankind, even consciousness?
What if every attempt at creating separation – at being separate – was just a false concept, designed to keep us unconscious, unconnected, divided, impotent?
And what if we could choose something different? Right now.