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Everybody’s different – the same kind of different as me

Denver“I used to spend a lotta time worryin that I was different from other people, even from other homeless folks. Then, after I met Miss Debbie and Mr. Ron, I worried that I was so different from them that we wadn’t ever gon’ have no kind a’ future. But I found out everybody’s different – the same kind of different as me. We’re all just regular folks walkin down the road God done set in front of us. The truth about it is, whether we is rich or poor or somethin in between, this earth ain’t no final restin place. So in a way, we is all homeless – just workin our way toward home.”
Denver Moore 

Same kind of different as me 

On judging yourself less harshly

When you go into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees.
Some of them are bent,
some of them are straight,
some of them are evergreens
and some of them are – whatever.
And you look at the tree
and you just – allow it.
You appreciate it.
You see why it is the way it is,
you sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light,
and so it turned that way, and you don’t get all emotional about it, you just allow it.
You appreciate the tree.
Tree Head
The minute you get near humans,
you lose all that, and you’re constantly saying,“You’re too this,” or “I’m too this,” or – that judging mind comes in.

And so I practice turning people into trees,

which means appreciating them just the way they are.

-Ram Dass

 

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About traveling and loneliness – a trigger to reflect what we’re doing

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This is an excerpt out of the book ‘Shantaram’ by David Gregory Roberts.

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