I often wonder what the world would look like if we stopped focusing on our differences and became aware of how very similar we are.
What if instead of seeing "enemies", we learned to recognize ourselves in others?
What would the world feel like if we decided to replace our fear and prejudice with love and compassion? What would the world look like if we stopped pointing the finger outward and instead, turned it inward?
What if we all became a little more interested in being the best versions of ourselves, instead of focusing on how others could be better?
What if every day our mantra was: "How can "I" do better?"
What would the world look like then?
Some may say this kind of thinking if "idealistic", but from what I know about the human heart, I know it is entirely possible.
We are not the destructive, violent, uncompassionate species that media makes us out to be. The acts of violence we see around us in the world isn't us - its "fear in motion".
We've all been made to live in fear and we've all been forced to react to this false sense of "being under attack" ALL THE TIME.
But are we? Are people really out to "get us?"
I don't think so.....
Most people I meet just want to live their life in peace and comfort. They want a life of meaning, purpose and fulfilment. They want food, shelter and friendship. They want to experience beauty, wonder and grace. Most people don't want to fight - they just want to live.
I mean, Isn't that what you and I want?
So who are we fighting really? Who's the big bad enemy?
The Americans? I know a LOT of American's and the are awesome, smart and kind.
The Muslims? I know a LOT of Muslim's and they are awesome, smart and kind.
The Immigrants? I know a LOT of immigrants and they are awesome, smart and kind.
I could go on and on - but the answer will always be the same. In the end, I think we're all awesome.
But we can't ALL be awesome, right? I mean, if we're all awesome, then who are we fighting?
That's a great question and I have many theories (but those are for another day).
Today I just want to talk about us, you and me, and how very similar we are when you focus on what really matters - that we are Love incarnated.
Yes, we (you, me, them) are love. The spirit inside you is pure, loving, kindness. Believe me when I say this - you are good and the very essence of you, is in fact, love.
You, me (and even the person you fear the most) has a heart that was meant to Love, it's just that somewhere along we way, I guess we all got lost......
But I want us back. I really do. I want YOU back. I want everyone back. I miss you all because deep inside, I can feel your heart and it makes me so sad to be apart from you.....
But how do we become reunited again? How do we unite together as one super human AWESOME race that says, "you know what? I'm Done Living In Fear. I choose Love."
How do we do that?
Well........I think we just decide.
We decide that we won't let fear rule us anymore. We decide that the path of least resistance doesn't serve us anymore and we commit to not only finding the essence of Love within, but we commit to sharing that Love with everyone and anyone that crosses our path - yes, even the ones who scare us!
Even the ones who do terrible, ugly, ungodly things. Even the ones we "GASP" currently hate.
Because that's what loved ones do.
When someone we know is lost we rally up the troops and we go out and find them!
No matter how deep in the woods they are! No matter how many obstacles get in our way! No matter how long they walk in the wrong direction!
We find them!
Because they CAN be found - and not with threats, violence and war - but with LOVE.
We choose love. Because THAT is who we really are.
We are love.
We are the ones that hold out our hand to our "enemies" and say.....
"I'm done fighting. I choose you."
And how do we do that?
We realize that fear is no longer serving us and we simply decide....
To Let Fear Go and Have Faith in the Love "Within".......
To Health and Happiness,
Carmen Lisa xo
P.S I know letting go of fear it hard. I struggled with it my whole life, but I refuse to be a slave to it any longer. If you want to learn how I let go of my fear, you can read my story here: How I Let Go of Fear.
I'm Carmen Lisa!
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