What would the world be like if everyone just dropped the defenses, the pretense, the shouting, the attacks, the accusations, the paranoia, the profiling, the blame, the excuses, the assumptions, and every other tactic of emotional camouflage, and just admitted to ourselves that we’re all scared?
What if we all, every last one of us, could admit that, deep down inside, we’re operating from a place of fear and just trying to get by, for ourselves and our loved ones?
Would we then actually approach each other from a place of light, of shared vulnerability and a willingness to help each other out, and not from a place of shadows, of blind defensiveness and violent assumptions?
Could there ever be a day when fear unites us rather than divides? That this common thread of humanity could inspire forgiveness and healing, not blood lust and revenge?
In the words of John Lennon, imagine.