Last week I was evoking the image of making stew as a metaphor for humanity. I had an insight recently that the idea of "We Are All One" seems odd when you consider how different our life experiences are. Yet, when viewed as a stew, where each person contributes some life lesson to the whole of humanity (the human stew), it makes more sense.
Like in a stew, each person contributes their own flavor, their own ingredient. And those flavors come from lessons learned in their unique life. And since we are all one, we all benefit from those life lessons on a deep, spiritual level. What we each offer either helps or hinders humanity as a whole, just as each ingredient in a stew either makes it taste better or worse.
Maybe you are contributing some life lesson about patience. Or about standing in your truth. Perhaps your neighbor is contributing a life lesson about dealing with difficult people or overcoming a bad habit. Or another person contributes a life lesson about sacrifice or balancing the needs of others with their own needs. The lessons are endless, just as the variety of our lives are endless.
Have you tasted some perseverance lately? That would be a drop of me.
What have you contributed to our wonderful stew?