With so many scary and potentially scary things happening on a global scale, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the power of love and positivity in the face of adversity.
Everything is so tense right now that it’s easy for people to turn on one another and look at each other through eyes of fear and hatred. But if we take this opportunity to work on our own understanding, tolerance, and love, we can not only grow by leaps and bounds, but we can reverse the tidal wave of darkness and herald in a new era of light.
I recorded this video several weeks ago and didn’t post it because I stumbled over my words some (at one point I say “contribute to people feeing downtrodden” and I mean to say “understand why people feel downtrodden and help solve the problem” or at least something more coherent) and I felt like it was kind of long, but I decided to put it up anyway. No, there hasn’t been a police shooting of an innocent victim in the US (that has been publicized at least) in a few weeks. And there hasn’t been a terror attack (that we have been told about) in the past few weeks either. But tensions are still running high…wars are raging and people are suffering…and as far as terror attacks go, I have been contemplating a trip to France, and they just found a car packed with gas cylinders outside of Notre Dame. Ugh.
Things have never been easy on earth, and people have hated each other because of politics, race and religion since the dawn of time. At times like this, though, we have to remember that we are not powerless (even though it feels that way). Just because we’re not heads of state doesn’t mean we can’t start our own personal campaigns to spread more love in our communities, the kind of love that heals and changes lives.
We can start to make change happen by returning to a purity of heart, by understanding each other, and by being friendly. By loving. By talking. One person smiling with an open heart at another person can start a domino effect of lovingkindness, which is POWERFUL. It can change the way people feel. It can create unity. It’s true that the darkness is scary and that it seems like we can’t do anything to stop it, but what we can do is promise to look out for each other, to be good to one another, and to love no matter how scared and angry we are. That is how we can make a difference and that is how we can – and will – get through this.