Since the tragic events of the past week, I’ve observed so much fear and hopelessness in people. I’ve also heard rage and judgment. Whatever we feel when such horrendous things happen has validity. Acknowledging our feelings is healthy, but staying in those feelings is not. When we succumb to fear or hopelessness, the perpetrator robs us of our personal power. When we succumb to rage or judgment, we sink to the perpetrator’s level.
Egregious acts of violence affect our humanity deeply. But we can choose to show the best of who we are. We ~ from all walks of life, color and creed ~ who care, show compassion and seek to live in love and peace far, far, far out number the terrorists. Let us not succumb to anything but love and acceptance.
Think love, breathe love, speak love, act with love. As Jean Shinoda Bolen wrote, “… when we love one another, see the divinity in each other … we are not alone.”
Stay strong in love, Plynn