it’s hard to believe that the world has come to such a dismal place. it seems every time you turn on the tv or read news, there’s nothing but death and destruction. we live in a world filled with hate, breeding more hate. unarmed, innocent children are dying. people can’t understand one another, so instead of trying to find middle ground and acceptance, they are turning to violence.
whats even worse is that in response to these unexplainable acts of violence, even more violences is born. violence breeds violence. hate breeds hate.
in st. louis, in response to horrific acts, people have begun destroying their community. across the globe protests surrounding the current international conflicts are turning dangerous.
what will it take for people to learn that peace is not born from violence? peace is not born from anger. peace is not born from hatred.
peace comes from our hearts, it comes from love and understanding. it comes from an unwavering sense of compassion.
so how do we get back to peace? how do we stop this senseless violence and end these cycles of anger?
people want someone to blame, they want someone to hate. they want to have some sort of control over the situation, they want to stop it. but as i look around, i see people letting anger and hate be their guides, not love. instead of encouraging people to join their cause, they are just alienating and aggravating others who may have initially wanted to support. we are turning our backs on each other because we don’t know how to handle this kind of sadness and devastation.
but its time we change that. it’s time we stop senselessly protesting and rioting. its time we end the violence. its time that we bring love and compassion back to the world.
i’m in no way encouraging people to sit ideally by while these deaths occur. what i’m suggesting is that we start to approach this is a new way. fight for justice with peace, love, and knowledge.
write to your congressman.
write to the white house.
get involved in your local government.
find a peace action team.
volunteer to support those in need.
raise money to support your cause.
donate clothing, food, and resources.
educate yourself on all sides of the issue.
educate those in your community. write about it. speak to friends about it. help people intelligently understand the crisis at hand. but do so not with hate or anger, but as a call for help.
embody the peace you are so tirelessly fighting for.
you are peace. you are love. you can change the world. but you can’t when your weapon is hate. so instead of arming yourself with harsh words, senseless violence, and anger, lets arm ourselves with love.
we are peace.