Let’s remember these wise words from Martin Luther King: “Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Can we stand in love for what is right and fair? Can we also love those unhealed parts of our world, our country, ourselves? These are the deeper questions. Because I believe there’s a part of us in everything that is being expressed in our world, both light and dark, I must ask myself, where does inhumanity dwell in me? Where does prejudice skew my vision? Where have my wounds created cruelty? What about my own self-disparagement? I must look those dark places straight in the eye.
As holders of consciousness, none of us are separate. Can I wrap love around the tender, scared, angry and hopeless parts of myself? Albert Einstein posited, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Healing begins at home, right here, inside each of us, with love. And from there - in waves of light - it spreads to others. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Love and compassion are who we truly are. Believe this, my loves, and let’s make our world softer. One by one, together. 🙏❤️🙏
Sue Gilbert, Artist and Owner SUSAN BIRD ARTWORK Playful Art with Heart ❤️ susanbirdartwork.com
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