We all want an end to predatory behaviors. We want justice, we want peace. We want the good guys to win. But how? Is there anything you and I can do to help?
I believe there is much we can do collectively and individually, but whatever action we might choose, if we lose our humanity, by becoming hardened and divisive, we have lost everything. Why do I say this?
All the major religions, the field of psychology, and even medical research point to an important truth – hate destroys, and love heals.
It sounds too simple, doesn’t it? How can we possibly “heal” the ails of our time through love?
If we understand love as the vital force that animates us, that makes us human, then we have a sense of its magnitude. People like Malala Yousafzai and the Dalai Lama come to mind, extraordinary individuals who hold on to their humanness, no matter the circumstance.
How do we keep our hearts open when each day is an assault on our sensibilities?
Think with me for a moment to a time when you were you at peace. Who were you with, what were you doing? Were you walking in nature or holding the hand of someone you love, or perhaps you were cuddling your pet? Once you identify a peaceful moment, then you know how to hold on to your humanity.
If each of us were to listen to our hearts, I suspect miracles would follow.
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