Acknowledgement is more important than you might think. As human beings, we are by nature a creature who prefers to belong to others. At the same time, we are also each unique individuals and living in harmony is unfortunately no longer a given. It even seems the frustration, anger and violence continues to increase worldwide. Understandably, people are tempted to withdraw from society and seek solitude: no longer trust human beings are wonderful creatures and even question, if there are still Beautiful Souls among us.
We are ALL perfect in our uniqueness.
We have the choice to gather Beautiful Souls, who share similar beliefs, values, etc., and possess the willingness to live in peace. A choice to invite them in our personal world(s). Acknowledgement is not about giving or receiving approval of who you are. It’s not about being right or wrong. We always have the choice to be open to different perspectives, opinions, cultures and belief-systems.
Difference is the strength of human beings.
Every now and then, my personal beliefs and values are being challenged. The question “How do you know it is true?” ( ‘it’ can be a person, belief-system, organization, event, etc.) leads me back to my truth. Aware that your version of the truth, doesn’t have to be mine. Reminding myself of my main values, helps me make decisions right for me.
Be the example:
Personally, I never stopped believing in the kindness of our human nature. In the past, I started to write introductions about my blogging neighbors; about the Beautiful Souls I come across in the blogging-world. I underestimated the time it requires to create those introductions.
In August 2018, inspired by the Awards bloggers pass around to each other, I created my own personal gift. This woman can’t do it all, as much as she would like to, thus I had to stop creating introductions and passing forward my personal gifts. As of September 2020, I am creating brief shout-outs for those Beautiful Souls following my creations @ my virtual home.
Years ago, I created the ‘Other Beautiful Posts‘ section. Another example of how to acknowledge: share beautiful posts (articles and pieces of art) available on the internet.* I still do this regularly and many of my fellow-bloggers have their own version of this gesture too : -)
Connecting with neighbors on a global scale has already brought me so much, on a personal and professional level. Participating in collaborations, initiate them myself, is another way to Connect with Beautiful Souls.
Acknowledgement is not about approving, it’s about empowering and showing appreciation. You might even gain wonderful friendships!
Visit mentioned sections every now and then. Be inspired by these Beautiful Souls. Acknowledge and thus Connect with each other by leaving a response at the comment-section. Never forget that profile pictures are Connected to your neighbors ; -)
Smile while passing your neighbor on the street. Be kind to the person behind the counter. Be a listening ear for those who need it. Become a volunteer. There are so many opportunities to be kind, a human being human and to be(come) the Beautiful Soul we all are.
Live in harmony with each other; start by acknowledging your neighbor.
Page updated January 2021.
* As of July 2020 I no longer share links on request.