The aftermath of the most recent violence. Debates on social media about who we are showing support for, whose flag are we flying, what is being reported. I see, I feel love being sent, but also the fear, the hate, the violence. I long to ignore it and go about my happy way, but I, too, feel the grief, the helplessness.
Most of us are not in a position to affect policy, take up arms, or fix this in any way that we feel is tangible. We feel like we can do nothing.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
But we are not helpless. We can look at this violence, the darkness, and see it as a call for more light and love in the world. Every one of us can shine a light on the darkness, can love a little more. Every prayer for anyone, for any situation, in whatever way we believe. It all counts, it all makes a difference. Every time we love instead of hate, every loving act, thought, feeling, vibration, prayer brings more love into the world and drives out hate.
Love. Shine your light into the darkness.