Dear Mr. President,
I write you this note out of love.
I give you my full compassion and understand your reasoning.
But I’m here to tell you that walls DON’T work, at least not in the long run.
I too build walls, in the figurative sense I mean. For too long I’ve created these walls and shut others out only to recognize their beauty when it’s too late.
I build walls out of fear.
I build walls for protection.
I build walls to keep others out.
But for too long I’ve missed out on wonderful friendships, creating community and cultivating love because of these walls.
When the wall finally falls down, I realize how foolish I’ve been.
It dawned on me one night in meditation. How can I salute others with “Namaste” if I can’t be true to those words when I build these walls?
We are one human family.
Boundaries protect us from being used, lied to and our energy. But walls prevent us from seeing the beauty of humanity.
So why Mr.President should we build a wall when we can build love instead?