One of the main things on the minds of most Australian’s currently is the vote for EQUALITY!
Personally I’m a big believer in people being allowed to be themselves. Anything outside of that to me is simply ignorance!
I’m sorry if I have touched on a raw nerve for some of you that may be reading this blog. We’re all allowed to have our own OPINIONS, right? But, is it really YOUR OPINION?
Our beliefs all come from the things we have learnt from our parents, piers, friends, enemies, etc. Most of these beliefs have been handed down for hundreds of centuries, by our parents, their parents and their parents before them. Sometimes out of care, other times out of hate, but regardless of how they were delivered these messages, repeated over and over again, seeped through to your subconscious and created memes (mind viruses) that became your core values and belief system.
In a sense we have all been brainwashed, unintentionally led into believing that it’s okay to belittle people, gossip about them, to be racist, laugh at them, make fun of them, all because they aren’t like you or because they’re a little different. Instead of embracing the differences in other, understanding their unique place within society, we have been taught to hate and bully those instead.
Just like other protests and fights for equality throughout history that had to happen, like Black Slavery, The East Berlin Wall, and Woman’s Rights. All great examples of out-dated beliefs, once unacceptable in society.Thankfully now, over time, we have come to our senses and righted the wrongs.
We’ve all been through bullying of some form in life, most of us coping the majority of it when we were at school We’ve all been told something negative about ourselves…. too tall, too short, too smart, too dumb, too pretty, too ugly…. I think you know what I mean. If kids can’t find anything weird to pick on visually, they will find it somewhere else like your name, or the colour of your skin.
Being Gay has been something men and woman have been told for years and years, is wrong and not acceptable in society. Told instead that homosexuality was a mental illness. Most of us have probably heard stories of gay guys being picked on, teased, bullied, or sometimes even bashed to death. All just because they were born with a strong attraction to the same sex. It’s not like they can just simply turn the attraction off, there’s no switch? Consider that for a minute. Do you really believe that gay men and woman could just STOP feeling the way they do? As easy as simply flicking off a light switch. If you’re ‘straight’ then all you need to do is answer one question yourself! ‘When did you decide to flick your switch to straight?
I made a decision many years ago to work harder on myself than I did my job. To become a better ‘ME’. So, through self development books and workshops, I got to work. Eventually, a few years later, I stumble on a story by a lady named Teri Rose. Teri was then and now a facilitator for Law of Attraction workshops. If you’ve read the book, listen to the audio book or watched a DVD called ‘The Secret” you may already know what Law of Attraction is all about.
You see, Teri Rose had a car accident which resulted in a near-death-experience that forever changed her life. As I read her story, even though I’d been an atheist for years and years, her words resonated with me. I somehow understood what she was explaining and knew it was the truth, it just felt right!
Teri’s story increased my curiosity and thirst for more, I spent weeks researching near-death-experiences on the internet, watching youtube videos and downloading interviews, re-inactments and documentaries. Most can be found at www.near-death.com should you also want to do some of your own research. If I could recommend one of the stories on that site worth reading, then it would be Howard Storm’s.
The message in every story was very clear and every story I read had the same message. God, doesn’t care about any of the bullshit society does, he doesn’t care about religion, gender, occupation, or achievements. All god wanted was for us all to love each other, live in harmony, and to help one another out, if ever in need. The motto I live by today, and that came about by all of this was, LOVE, KINDNESS & RESPECT regardless of where people come from, housed or homeless, rich or poor….no-judgement. Leave a profit on peoples lives (leave people better than when you found them).
Chances are, had you had walked in that other person shoes, lived their life, had the same events, opportunities and circumstances as they did, there’d be a good chance we would have made the same decisions they did, right or wrong.
Australia it’s time to do what’s right. It’s time to allow everyone in society to be accepted and treated fairly.
It’s a YES vote from me! What will your vote on EQUALITY be?