No strangers, only friends

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats

Why should we be strangers? Why should there be this empty void between us? Let’s introduce ourselves and shake hands.

It might be something small, but it’s always a delight to meet new people on my journey.

I enjoy meeting and talking with “strangers”. After a 5-minute conversation with 10 different people, you quickly realize that there are 10 different ways to see the world and life. That thought, to me, is freeing.

As Valarie Kaur said, “Deep listing is an act of surrender. We risk being changed by what we hear.”

Let’s share our stories with each other without judgement. Trying to understand each other instead of misunderstanding.

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  1. You are absolutely right, I think every person is a different world and every person has a different point of view. Sometimes we can get answers to many questions that we are looking for answers to, even from people we know for a moment.

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  2. It’s like we need to go back to being children. As kids we had no inhibitions, we made friends easily and if we had a “fight” made up and picked up like nothing happened. If only we could all find and operate from our inner child. A lovely post. Peace and blessings.


    1. You’re absolutely right. The Dalai Lama said something similar. Young children don’t care about other’s nationality, culture or religious faith, they simply play together.
      I’m sure most of us still have that inner child within us 🙂

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  3. Also one realises that we aren’t really different too. Most of us go through similar challenges. We are bound by our miseries as much as we each have our bit of joy to share.

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