Maya Angelou is Forever my Muse…
Good Day Everyone!
I want to start the first post of June by reflecting on a quote by someone I adore greatly. Maya Angelou is forever a poetic goddess in my opinion. Her strength, grace, and beauty inspire women and men to live at a higher standard like no other. I chose a quote from her this week because I would like for us to reflect on what it means to truly be attractive, strong, and daring.
Without further ado, here is my reflection:
“We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike”
This quote is the guiding light for my journey. Currently, I am seeking to live in the truth that each and every human being is an extension of the other. We have fed a delusions. The divisions, borders, class, and racial barriers we create are merely creations. None of us is born with these things but are simply placed within synthetic labels by society. We come from the same source and due to humans migrating to different climates, the human esthetic evolved.
In my human experience, I am seeking to remove my own labels and the labels that I see stamped on others. The illusion fed to us is that we are different however we are quite the same. Only when we reach true maturity and openness can we see the extension of ourselves within our fellow man. When humanity as a whole moves into this truth, I believe that racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other social issues will be eradicated. Until then, I am choosing to do my bit, and create the change I wish to see by changing how I view the world.
In removing the societal specs placed on my eyes, I can finally see that there is one humanity and each every being is connected to the next. The connection is what makes us truly beautiful.
If you want to see more quotes from Maya Angelou, you can check out this wonderful BuzzFeed article here.