You are more than how you look

Taking pride in the colour of your skin or ethnicity distracts you from your humanity.

Our humanness, our gentleness, our inclination towards kindness – these are all part of our natural state.

It’s our need to be associated with significance or superiority that distracts us from this, and replaces it with the fear of being inadequate.

When we lose sight of the fear, responding from a place of fear becomes our new normal.

Everything that threatens the source of our significance – that is, our skin colour, religion, cultural roots, etc. – then feels like a threat to our sense of self.

Thus, we feel the anger, resentment, or blind rage that rises when we feel undermined because of the colour of our skin, or any other association that makes us feel significant.

In the absence of an awareness of who we are, it is inevitable that our external attributes will be all that feeds our self worth.

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