"Each of us is here to discover our true Self...that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form...that we're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences...that we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences." Deepak ChopraWhen we're connected to Spirit, we understand this truth in our heart. We are all Spirit beings who happen to be in a bio-body suit having an earthly experience. When you know that everyone you meet, everyone you see, everyone you have contact with is a Spirit being just like you, it changes your experience of them.
It's almost impossible to be angry or unforgiving when we understand that the person we're talking to is a Spirit being. War and violence, retaliation, spite, and pettiness are outside our sphere of existence when we understand that we're all Spirit.
From "The Art of Intuition" by Sophy Burnham
There were some monks living in a remote and crumbling monastery. The good years were over and there were a few remaining monks who were old, bitter, querulous, and spiteful. They quarreled with each other. The abbot was concerned so he rode out to consult a holy hermit to ask how to restore harmony and attract new members to the monastery. The hermit told the abbot he would pray on it and to come back in a week.
A week passed, and the abbot journeyed back to the hermit. "Tell your monks," said the holy man, "I have seen that one of them is Jesus Christ returned."
The abbot was astonished. One of his brothers was Christ returned to the earth? In his own monastery?
He went back with the news. But which one? No one knew.
They began to treat each other with respect and the adoration that they would give to Christ himself. Quarreling ceased. The monastery became a place of harmony, peace, and happiness. First thing they knew, young novitiates were being drawn to the wisdom and luminous serenity of the elder monks. The monastery flourished in joy because no one knew which monk was Christ.
What would our world look like if we treated each other with that kind of respect? Think about it and go about your day accordingly.