Hate and fear divide us, no matter who it is against. We are all separately together. Hate and fear makes us more separate than together.
Hate will continue as long as we continue to hate those who hate and hate those who hate those who hate, whether it is expressed through murder or objectification.
Here is a quote from the Dalai Lama in response to the “Terrorist Attacks in Paris”:
Violence is a reaction by short-sighted, out-of-control people. At 81, I believe it cannot be resolved through prayers or government help. We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighbourhood and society.
On an individual level, how do we change?
We must start with the person that we are most reluctant to love… Ourselves.
Where is the hate, violence, and judgement in you?
Do you truly love yourself? Even when you make a mistake? Even when you feel like you did wrong?
As we react to “terrorism”, we are really reacting in the same way we react to ourselves. We tend to terrorize ourselves, doing whatever we can to be worthy of love and abundance (from ourselves, our loved one, and/or our God). The truth is you have access to your own love and abundance once you realize that you are worthy just as you are right now. Terrorism ends when we shift out of scarcity and into abundance, but until then we will see the terrorism of ourselves being reflected in humanity.
A war is not a war unless it has TWO sides. When one side has nothing fighting against them, they have no reason to fight. The passion to kill the “enemy” only comes when we objectify others, separate THEM from the WE, and justify there death. The truth is, we are all human, we all love, we all have feelings, we all have unique gifts to give to humanity. The truth is, this war of religion, capitalism, and greed, makes us forget that we are all one. The war can only be fueled by scarcity, just like your hatred toward yourself only is expressed when you feel like you are not enough. Scarcity cannot survive in a world full of abundance.
The more we are together than separate, the more we will love and progress instead of hate and suffer. Suffering is the effect of hatred, anger, and fear. We are all human, we have a capacity to love that far exceeds our capacity to hate. Hate is limited. Love is infinite.
What happens when hate? What happens when fear becomes the dictator of humanity?
We’ve seen it repeated throughout history in every way. We hate another, we feel like they are separate from us, we attempt to exterminate them (referencing every war in history). Ok, mission accomplished, now what, all we know is hate, so let’s expand the hate and exterminate another race or religion. Ok now what, umm.. Blue eyed people kind of suck. Let’s kill them… Whose next?
Hate is predictable and boring because you know exactly where it ends before you even start. Hate always leads to one human left amidst a lifeless earth, suffering from loneliness and starving for love. I am sure you have felt this many times before, even though there are over 7 billion people on Earth. We have already lived that hate out and it left us empty. We did not have to kill anyone to realize that hate only holds one thing in store for those who hate, Suffering and Loneliness.
We must first facilitate our own transformation of self-love. You are enough. You are worthy. You are lovely. Look at yourself in the mirror, right in the eyes, and say “I love you.” Even when it feels fake, the more you do it, the more you will know it is true. After one week of doing this every morning, I looked at myself and broke down crying as little Ty finally realized that he was loved all along.
You are always in the right place at the right time. You are always growing, evolving, and progressing. Everything you are feeling is okay. Everything you are thinking is okay.
Love is open-ended.
Love is limitless.
When you love you, you express more love and that leads to endless creative expression and expansion that leads humanity from scarcity to abundance, fear to love, repression to expression, and I to We.
“Work for peace, don’t expect help from God and governments” – Dalai Lama
You are the piece of humanity that brings peace to humanity. Thank you for being you.