I am horrified and deeply saddened by so many of the tragedies we are witnessing on a regular basis.
As we frantically look for answers, my hope is that we can all be reminded that the greatest truths in life are always the simplest ones. We must return to the great simplicity and power of love.
Pointing fingers, criticizing, blaming and judging aren’t working for us. It is not to say you shouldn’t act in the best way you believe to be possible, but to realize that GOOD can NOT result from any actions that aren’t motivated by love and kindness.
As Mother Teresa said, “I was one asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I will be there.”
She also said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
For those of us who are so quick to respond with hate and judgment towards those we blame for these sad times, I hope you can see that you are only intensifying this “field of hate” we have been collectively growing. You simply can NOT conquer others with judgment and hate. They will only respond in equal measure. Why? Because believe it or not, they feel they are 100% right…in the very same way you do. You cannot effectively eradicate what you don’t like by trying to force it away. It has never worked…and it has only made things worse.
Before we point fingers at the world, we must start by looking in the mirror. Are we models of love and kindness? Are we setting examples for our children, our neighbors, our colleagues, our friends? Or are we just as bad as the rest of the destroyers of this earth, sharing only our disgust towards what we judge as the “wrong way?”
Will you be a tyrant…seeking to crush anyone who dares to think differently than you? Will you spend your days spewing hatred and judgment and blame? Or will you be the one who leads the way with your light…changing and inspiring those around you with your example…with your gentle presence and your big, beautiful heart?
You can try to bully your way through the rest of your life. Insisting that the darkness is “their fault.” Or you can start to make a change. You can finally have true power. The kind that actually has REAL potential to inspire others to follow in your steps.
Which one do you really think can lead us to change?