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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

April 23, 2024

The focus for today is:

I choose to  look at all people through the eyes
of Love and Acceptance.

Today's inspiration was written by Marie T. Russell:

Our perception of others is often tainted by judgments and preconceived opinions. This means that we do not see the person themselves. Rather, we see what we think they are, or what we've been told they are, and possibly even what they think they are.

In order to bypass our erroneous perceptions and assumptions, we must approach all people with compassion, generosity of spirit, and empathy. Everyone has challenges they are going through, and it's impossible for us to see their experience through their eyes. Their perspective influences their perception, and may very well be the exact opposite of ours.

When we look at all people with compassion, especially those who are trying our patience, we then start seeing them through the eyes of Love and Acceptance. This is how we move beyond our current biased perspective.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Moving Beyond Our Limited Perceptions and Perspective
     Written by Marie T. Russell,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of compassion and acceptance (today and every day).

Our focus for today: I choose to  look at all people through the eyes of Love and Acceptance.

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Article inspired from:

Touched By a Horse Inspirational Deck (Whispers from a Horse's Heart)
by Melisa Pearce (Author), Jan Taylor (Illustrator)

card deck cover art: Touched By a Horse Inspirational Deck (Whispers from a Horse's Heart) Cards  by Melisa Pearce (Author), Jan Taylor (Illustrator)Through a lifelong relationship with horses and an extensive background as a psychotherapist, Melisa Pearce has created a fun and easy way to learn about ourselves through our interactions with horses. Inspired by the bold equine paintings of artist Jan Taylor, Melisa translated what the paintings portrayed and intuitively wrote the "message" the horses were expressing.

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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