How do we get more hope though when we are struggling to feel it? Love gives us hope. We lean into love. We remember who we are and where we came from. We remember..
That we are all light workers. There is a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that says, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Love gives us hope. Remember to shine your light bright, don't let your light be dimmed by others.
That there is a lot more light in this world than there is darkness. When bad things happen, it can be easy to fall into the trap of believing that there is a lot of darkness, a lot of things going wrong and it can feel overwhelming. Always remember that the goodness in the world by far out weighs the bad.
That we are all one. Let's all quit pretending that we are somehow separate. We are no greater than the sum of all of our parts. There is no place where I stop and you begin.
That what we do, what we say, what we think, and what we don't do matters. It not only impacts you, but it collectively impacts all of us. And what you heal within you, helps to heal it in all of us.
That every moment of every day we get to choose again. You get to choose what you say, what you think, what you do, and what you don't do. This is your world, this is our world. Let's create a world that is full of love and gratitude, full of empathy and understanding, full of forgiveness and compassion.
That we all have the power to be the example. Be the example of what you wish to see in the world. If you want to see more love, spread more love. If you want to see more empathy, share more empathy. If you want to see more gratitude, be grateful. If you want to see more forgiveness, be more forgiving. If you want to see more inclusion, be more inclusive. Be the change that you wish to see in the world. When you change, the world changes. Change your mind, change the world.
This week, this month, this year, this lifetime, I invite you to commit to doing something in honor of love. In honor of us all being one. In honor of yourself and of your neighbor, and the person across town, or across the world.
It can be a random act of kindness, a loving kindness meditation, taking a meal to someone in need, expressing gratitude for someone. This week let's all very intentionally be the example. Bringing more love, empathy and forgiveness into our world. This is my challenge to you this week, you have it within you...you are a light worker. Love gives us hope.