Is it as easy as saying that you honor your mother and father? Or do challenge yourself and maybe think about the person who is homeless and walks around pushing a shopping cart?
I think that its very easy for us to say that we honor our mothers and fathers especially if you were raised in a religious house hold. Its practically force fed every Sunday or anytime you have a bible study etc. Not that its a bad thing of course, but does it drive us from not honoring things that may not even be human.
For example, I honor the animals, insects, etc. because without them, the life cycle would not be complete. Bees, for instance, are critical in the pollination process in order for certain plants to produce the rich foods that give us important nutrients. I'm sure you can think of another type of animal that plays a significant role in the life cycle.
Back to the honor point. It is so interesting to me that many other cultures have learned to honor not only themselves and their family, but also their environment and the earth they depend from. Yes, they honor the elements around them and even have rituals to show their love and respect for them. This is the beauty in the beauty of knowing that we are connected and intertwined with every vine that has the privilege to see the sun shine.
I honor you, yes of course, but I also honor your ability and capacity to honor the sun, the moon, the stars, the oceans, the mountains, the electricity, and your parents/family who are all connected to the bigger picture of life itself, your faith, and your love of God!
I love the majesty of this Planet earth and I do wonder what is truly becoming of it because so many people do not honor the beauty and Love that it is giving us on a daily basis.
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