“We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit” ~ Martin Luther King
I was very saddened by the horrific attack in Manchester this week and my heart and compassion go out to all those involved, along with their family and friends. They were too young to be exposed to such trauma and evil but nobody should have to go through that at all, at any age. Sadly, millions are going through this every day, all around the world.
If I think about this too much, my heart becomes heavy and the world begins to look like a very scary place. I begin to wonder about humanity and where it’s all heading. I begin to question the light. That’s why I limit the amount of news I watch because it only adds fuel to the negativity fire and leaves you mistrusting and fearful of other people and their motives.
There is no doubt that there are evil people out there but I truly believe that there is more good than bad. The majority are innately good and are doing the best they can. I heard a great perspective this week. When you are watching or hearing about a horrific event such as this, look out for the helpers. Watch the helpers because there are many and their kindness shines through the darkness like a beacon of hope.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that” ~Martin Luther King
We all wish for the world to become a better place and it’s each and every one of our responsibilities to help make it so by leading with love and kindness. If we all looked inside and became the change we wish to see in the world, how could that not fail to shift things for the better?
We are not born with hate or discrimination. That is learned behaviour. A lot of inner work, Yoga and Life Coaching is actually unlearning all of your conditioning and remembering who you truly are. Innately whole and loving.
“Do you remember who you were before the world taught you who you should be?” ~ Danielle LaPorte
A good place to start is by practicing kindness and compassion towards yourself first and that simply radiates outwards towards other people and then creates a lovely ripple effect and like a boomerang, it always comes back to you.
Hurt people, hurt people so start to become aware of how you are talking to yourself first. I have a Yoga for your Inner Critic’ class on this Friday 6.00 pm @ In the Moment in Glasgow where we will be exploring those nasty voices we all have in our heads. That is always a good place to start, so why not join me?
There are 3 things in this world that can never die and that is hope, faith and love. I heard that at a wedding last year and it has really stayed with me as an absolute truth. So never lose hope. Keep the faith that there is more good than bad out there and always lead with love.
As the loving kindness meditation goes – may you be well, may you be happy and may you be free from suffering.