There certainly seems to be a lot going on in our world right now with the pandemic, economic issues and add to that the protests and rioting around race issues. It is indeed a sad situation. But it is also the time for us to command control of our own thinking and to not get sucked into the turmoil.
We must never forget, the one thing that cannot ever be taken away from us is our right to think and choose our own thoughts. While observing what’s going on, we must be very careful to keep our own thought above it. Problems are not solved with the same thinking that created the problem. It is essential to keep our thoughts above the problems, focused on harmony and love. The solutions will then become clear.
The great leaders, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad to name a few, have all agreed, you must love your neighbor and love yourself. This is always the essential factor, they said.
Marin Luther King, Jr. addressed the topic of love many times. He said, “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” He held to the principle that all are created equal and that there “can be no place for political violence.” He also said, “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” and “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” Love is truly the answer.
Months into the pandemic and many of us have seen a lot of good come from it. There has been a lot of “loving your neighbor” going on, much kindness being expressed, more than prior to the onset of the virus and quarantine. That should become the basis of our new normal, as we then strive to improve on that and love even more. Each day ask yourself, what can I do today to show love more than I did yesterday?
George Harrison said, “With our love, we could save the world.” We must hold to the truth that love is more powerful than hate. Love CAN overcome all. What we think and do to show love, can and will have an impact on the world. “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule” says Buddha.
We must refuse to let our thinking be influenced by the masses and be fully aware of the thought choices we make. We must not let fear grab hold but instead have faith and trust that good will prevail. By loving others and ourselves, we can turn the tide. We can do something about all the turmoil. And it starts with our thought and filling it with love. Love for each other and love for mankind.
Euripides said, “Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.” As we maintain control of our thinking, fill it with love for all, and keep it focused on the good outcome we want, then we can truly help the world thought and improve the world situation. Be certain to not let outside negativity and fear have any hold on your thought. We must be persistent in our efforts to improve our thinking and maintain love filled thoughts. When we do this, Love must prevail… Love WILL prevail!
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