When the world seems to be falling all around us, the most courageous thing we can do and be… are people who love fiercely, and fearlessly.
Love one another fiercely, and tremendously — without condition, judgment, or expectation. This is the way to bring about true unity.
I know, for many, this is a time of great struggle and dissent. Many are angry, and fearful. I am not telling you not to feel angry, but to use this anger as a fuel to strive toward uniting all. Embody the ideals which you wish to see. If you wish to see equality or justice, show everyone equality and justice. When it comes down to to our very essence, we all have far more in common than we ever do separating us.
Stand up for what you believe in, have your ideals and virtues, but do not allow your anger to turn into seething hatred and create a larger divide in humanity.
When we stop viewing humanity through the scope of “us” and “them” and see that there is truly on “us”… we then realize that we are all in this together. Though we may disagree, though we many not like a person actions, we should send them love. We should love our neighbor, love our friends, and even love our enemies — for they may be the ones to need it the most.
You do not have to agree with everyone, or even “like” a person, for that matter, to accept them as a human being a send them love. I have accepted that I cannot control the actions of others. However, I can show compassion, empathy, and love to everyone I encounter.
It is up to each of us to create the changes within ourselves, to be the embodiment of the legacy we wish to create.
When you can look at everyone, with compassion in your heart, and without casting judgment… more so than helping them, we are freeing ourselves of the burden of anger, and the heaviness of hatred.
So, in parting, I send love to each of you… and to all.