Disclaimer: I’m not a guru, nor do I think I know it better. I’m merely sharing my point of view on certain topics I think are important to discuss. Our opinions might differ, and that’s perfectly fine. Nothing but love from me, to you.
My heart it aches seeing the hate and injustice brought forth by my own kind. It aches even more when I see the people around me reacting in fear and hate, which I understand, were only human. The reason why this reaction pains me, is because it’ll only bring forth more anger, fear and hate.
A couple of years back I would find myself reacting to humanity in the exact same way. It wasn’t until I truly discovered that all this destruction is brought forth by our egos and not our “Self”, that my anger and fear transformed into compassion and love. Look don’t get me wrong I still get mad, sometimes even hateful, but I always try to find my way back to my Self, which is pure and whole. I’m still human, perfectly flawed by my ego, but whole by my heart.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”, this is very important. I personally want to live in an environment where people feel safe, loved and connected. Now the only way I’ll achieve this, if I myself feel safe, loved and connected, and this does not come from outside, it starts within.
For example, I myself find it difficult to keep calm and collected when someone very close to me gets mad at me, and every time I approach this with my own anger the situation explodes and now everyone around us is distressed. While when I take a step back, collect myself, accept the feelings that I feel and try to remember that deep to their core these loved ones are pure light, I can approach them with love and compassion. In this way we create balanced and harmonious connections. This is something I have to remind myself of all the time, and it’s ok to make mistakes, we’re only human.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are situations we have to stand up for ourselves, but do this with love, not ego. It sounds really sappy, but fight with love, because hate vs. hate only creates more hate. You can step into a room full with annoyed people and join them by adding a frown to your face or laugh and see those frowns turn into a smile.
I can’t go more in-depth on this topic, but at the end of the day, it’s all about love. This is why I end my posts with “One Love”, because deep in my core I only have love, for each and every one of you.