Dr. Wayne Dyer has shared an analogy in his PBS programs that we do not go into a pitch-black room and fight the darkness by swinging at it with a baseball bat! We simply turn on the light switch. We cannot battle darkness by hitting at it; rather we must bring Light.
My loving intention daily is to focus my thoughts, actions, and words towards fostering love. While I am aware that atrocities have happened and are occurring, my energy must remain on distributing the love in my heart, and I do not participate in inciting outrage and anger. Rather, I do all I can to raise the vibrational energy around me up from anger, grief or depression, to the higher levels of energy such as forgiveness, compassion, and understanding.
The people I visit, the music I listen to, the words I read, and the imagery I allow from television and movies are crucially important and I never allow myself to forget this. Inspirational speaker Jim Rohn often spoke about being aware of who we are ‘rubbing shoulders’ with because we have a tendency to become like those we spend the most time with. Therefore, I choose carefully what authors I read, artists I enjoy, teachers I learn from, and friends I spend time with. My emotional and spiritual development is on-going, and my goal is to reach ever-higher levels of conscious awareness so that I may continue to share more and more love into the world. Negativity does not encourage me towards this intention.
The very best thing I can do towards helping create world peace is by working daily on my own inner thoughts and feelings. By praying, walking, breathing, and living peace – with my husband, children, neighbours, friends, family, store clerks, drivers in traffic, and everyone – I am bringing love and peace to my part of the world. I have complete faith that every thought, word and deed ripples outward far beyond what we can comprehend. So I ensure my ripples are sending out love. Join me in this practice, and we will bring peace on earth here and now. ~Namaste
Someone asked the Dalai Lama, “Why didn’t you fight back against the Chinese?” The Dalai Lama said with a gentle smile, “Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then, his face grave, he said, “Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.”
“We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter because we are so deeply interconnected.
Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” ~ Ram Dass