Thursday, November 10, 2016

Love is Stronger than Fear


I usually don't talk about politics or what's going on in the world in this blog. 
Then yesterday morning happened (US presidential election) and it added to the feelings I have accumulated in my heart ever since this summer when waking up to the outcome of the Brexit election.



WHY ARE PEOPLE SO AFRAID? WHY? OF WHAT? OF WHOM?
WILL OUR WORLD BE A PLACE WHERE FEAR AND HATE REIGN?

I don't want to live in a world where fear is the compass. Where hate is the normal.
I want a world where we can live together, thrive together, evolve together. Respect each other.
A healthy planet. Where the water and the air are clean.
A world where having a different skin color (or style or dress size), having other ideas, a different nationality or view of life is looked at as something to learn from not something to be afraid of.

Does this sound like some Yogi-BS to you? Not to me. At least, not any longer.
Living or trying to live a conscious life made me realize that ALL change starts with ourselves. Therefore, the question to ask myself is:
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?


We talk about this during Yoga practice all the time but I actually didn't really get it until yesterday morning (there, something positive came out of it!). We talk about not getting angry or mad at others or about what others do. There may be a reason for them to be the way they are. To act the way they do. Or maybe not. It's not important.
Love is important.
To love ourselves for who and what we are.
To love the others for who and what they are. 
I get it now. Love really is the first step to change! 
Then we can start working on respect, on getting a healthy planet, on learning from others.
Only then.

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