At no time in the history of humanity has it been more important to remember the truth. Our thoughts create our reality and if we are not thinking with Love we are not living the truth.
We can’t change the circumstances that happen but we can stand in the truth and be loving in each interaction we have in the world. We can look everyone squarely in the eye and say “Hello” from our heart to theirs. We can be kind each day in each moment and we can remember each person is experiencing at least the level of anxiety uncertainty and misunderstanding that we are. We can choose to be open to not knowing and be compassionate.
Martin Luther King Jr. often said “there is a power in our hearts more powerful than the power of bullets” … and today in the land of the free and the home of the brave it’s never been more important to remember.
Love always remains the answer.
In remembering this we stand in the power of humanities greatest gift. The gift of Love.
Peace is a commitment we make every day. A commitment to accepting everyone in all their glory and all their flaws, as brothers.
Where we got it wrong. We’re going to make a correction. And get it right.
It is time to make a shift. Right now. There are No Limits in what is possible. Each of us is in the perfect position to achieve the sort of inner peace heretofore unheard of. Lasting sustainable peace on earth.
Changing our perception with love.
BE INSPIRED. BE LOVING. BE YOU.
Have fun out there.
Lots of Love,
PS. as a bonus and in honor of one of my heroes – Enjoy the experience beyond the words and circumstance. Feel the truth of this passage with live, reading MLK Jr.’s words beyond time and space and into the universal soul force of the human expression…
A Liberal Dilemna…
The enlightened white Southerner, who for years has preached gradualism, now sees that even the slow approach finally has revolutionary implications. Placing straws on a camel’s back, no matter how slowly, is dangerous. This realization has immobilized the liberals and most of the white church leaders. They have no answer for dealing with or absorbing violence. They end in begging for retreat, lest “things get out of hand and lead to violence.”
Writing in Life, William Faulkner, Nobel prize-winning author from Mississippi, recently urged the NAACP to “stop now for a moment.” That is to say, he encouraged Negroes to accept injustice, exploitation and indignity for a while longer. It is hardly a moral act to encourage others patiently to accept injustice which he himself does not endure.
In urging delay, which in this dynamic period is tantamount to retreat, Faulkner suggests that those of us who press for change now may not know that violence could break out. He says we are “dealing with a fact: the fact of emotional conditions of such fierce unanimity as to scorn the fact that it is a minority and which will go to any length and against any odds at this moment to justify and, if necessary, defend that condition and its right to it.”
We Southern Negroes believe that it is essential to defend the right of equality now. From this position we will not and cannot retreat. Fortunately, we are increasingly aware that we must not try to defend our position by methods that contradict the aim of brotherhood. We in Montgomery believe that the only way to press on is by adopting the philosophy and practice of non-violent resistance.
This method permits a struggle to go on with dignity and without the need to retreat. It is a method that can absorb the violence that is inevitable in social change whenever deep-seated prejudices are challenged.
If, in pressing for justice and equality in Montgomery, we discover that those who reject equality are prepared to use violence, we must not despair, retreat, or fear. Before they make this crucial decision, they must remember: whatever they do, we will not use violence in return. We hope we can act in the struggle in such a way that they will see the error of their approach and will come to respect us. Then we can all live together in peace and equality.
The basic conflict is not really over the buses. Yet we believe that, if the method we use in dealing with equality in the buses can eliminate injustice within ourselves, we shall at the same time be attacking the basis of injustice–man’s hostility to man. This can only be done when we challenge the white community to reexamine its assumptions as we are now prepared to reexamine ours.
We do not wish to triumph over the white community. That would only result in transferring those now on the bottom to the top. But, if we can live up to non-violence in thought and deed, there will emerge an interracial society based on freedom for all.
Let me know if it strikes any chords….
Day Seventy of Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.
Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel