Abilities

Chuck_Sketch,_a_Wounded_Warrior_with_the_veteran_swim_team,_swims_laps_during_a_practice_session_120214-M-YO938-177

I’ve noticed some people look down upon those with ‘disabilities’ in pity. Perhaps it is because they see them as less fortunate than they are for not having; sight, limbs, etc. I think a lot of people are accustomed to this type of stereotype because of the way that society has labeled them- disabled.

However I like to challenge the way that society labels things, or people, for this matter. I don’t feel pity whenever I see someone missing a limb, or without sight, I do my best to treat them as fully capable human beings, that in spite of them not having the same functioning systems that I do, are still able to stand in their own light and shine. I embrace the fact that we all look different and that we all function differently as well, I see a lesson in all sorts of states of living and I honor the being within that person whose life it is to experience not having sight, sound, etc. in this life.

Why must we separate ourselves into categories like ‘able’ or ‘disabled’? We are one unit, one creation, let’s embrace each others’ unique states of being and celebrate life for what it is, a gift! Life is not a tragedy, it is an experience, one that is as temporary as a fleeting second, our true nature cannot be harmed, it is timeless, we are light, we are love, we are one.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s