Friends, lately it seems every time that I turn on my computer, I see the darkness in our world, in our country.
Violence, recriminations, anxiety about the safety of our friends, our cities, ourselves.
The collective air feels heavy, like the sky before it rains.
When I see the darkness, I have to remind myself.
To find the light, to BE the light. That's the medicine we all need.
I look within myself to find it, and I look to my heroes, the people and teachers that inspire me.
One life-long hero has always been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and there was a quote of his that was playing at the edge of my mind.
Thanks to Google, it only took a quick search to find it, although searching Youtube for a video recording of it proved fruitless.
Still, I can imagine him saying it, with his passionate, powerful voice, so full of hope and faith...
I share it now in the hopes it will bring you some light, too, because if you are online, if you are a conscious being in this world, you might need it.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
so much love to you,
PS how are you feeling about the recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere? Does your heart ache, are you angry, do you want to do something, do you feel hopeless? Let me know in the comments below.
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