Reminder note to self: Avoid “othering”

“The entire Universe is my true personality” — Anonymous Zen Master

I love this quote, have long believed this to be true, and have experienced it to be true.

It’s a good reminder to me not to fall into “othering” people. To call in rather than call out.

Also this, from Thich Nhat Hanh: “We have the wrong perception that we are separate from the other. So, in a way, Trump is a product of a certain way of being in this world so it is very easy to have him as a scapegoat. But if we look closely, we have elements of Trump in us and it is helpful to have time to reflect on that.” (NOTE: If you think the other guy is evil, replace Trump’s name with the other guy’s, or with any personal pet “baddie” of your choice.)