Now more than ever our world is in need of love and joy. There seems to be more and more conflict, natural disasters, man made disasters, all leaving the world in sadness, pain and often confusion. It is easier to spread love and joy than hatred but doing so is a choice you must make every day.
Many times people are hurting and therefore they become angry and bitter and end up taking it out on the ones closest to them. I think it is because they believe we can weather the storm. The only problem is that when the storm is constantly raging our defences drop and we can no longer subject ourselves to such battery; we must take shelter and refuge and move to a different place where there is love, light and joy. This is not giving up on the other person but it is an act of self protection. Never turn away for long, always let the other person know that even though you aren’t or can’t be with them, they are still loved.
Another source of angst in the world is the desire of people for power. When people strive for peace rather than power they become the greatest leaders in this world. Although they may not choose to do that we can. We can choose peace in every moment, in every action of every day.
When we choose to spread love instead of hate, peace instead of violence we make a choice to make this world a better place. When we choose to walk away from violence and abuse and not participate we are choosing peace ahead of anger.
Go ahead, let your light shine and choose to spread love and joy.