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  1. Sal Cresci
    May 3, 2017 @ 7:19 am

    I so agree with you. Where I see the error in this perception is not in the labeling of a job, a title, or position, but identification with the label. This pushes me out of the way, and what is left is the Mask. I believe we mistakingly do this because this is where we put our valued. We have learned to put value in success and achievement. It is a substitute for personal or self value, love.
    I believe we are on our way, to rising to this level of consciousness, but we still have work to do.
    Your actions pave the way for others to claim their value and own it. As silly as it sounds, this is the next level of consciousness. It really starts with me. Learning to love me, gives others around me permission to do the same.
    If we want to see more self love, we have to practice non violence. Non judgment. For judgment of others, is a type of violence that doesn’t give others to show up in life as Who They are.

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    • Salina Christaria
      May 8, 2017 @ 10:29 am

      Hi Sal. You are so right. It’s not the title itself that is the problem, but our identifying with the title and living behind its mask. I’ve never really thought about titles that way before. Your insight inspires me to also be careful not to mask others by viewing them by their titles. As an example, if I go to the market and treat the person behind the register primarily as a “cashier” instead of as a “human being,” then I will have dehumanized them. When that happens I am seeing them as a machine whose job it is to ring up my purchases, take my payment, ad give me the correct change. It is only when I choose to view them as a human being first that I will see them as a precious soul deserving of consideration and appreciation in the work they have chosen to do. They might work as a “cashier” but they are not a cashier, they are a human being. If we all saw each other this way, love would be more apt to abound, would it not? Thank you, Sal. ~ Salina

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  2. Addie
    May 6, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

    Happy paddling…or rowing! 🙂 Very good points.

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