I’ve been feeling a little inundated with negative information lately, and it drains my energy.
A lot of it is in the news. Murders. Racism. Homophobia. The US election.
Some of it is on Facebook. Complaints about the way things are. Trash talking of spouses, friends, parents, strangers. Judgment about this or that. Drama, just so much drama.
A tiny bit of it is in person (including me to myself). Negative self talk. Whining about not having everything just so. Being impatient.
I’ve had enough!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr~
Hate will not fix our problems. Neither will judgment, blame or greed.
I love this as a guideline for how to react in any circumstance…
Before you speak (or act), THINK:
Is it TRUE?
Is it HELPFUL?
Is it INSPIRING?
Is it NECESSARY?
Is it KIND?
And you know what the world really needs?
Love. More love.
“More love, I can hear our hearts cryin’ More love, I know that’s all we need
More love, to flow in between us
To take us and hold us and lift us above
If there’s ever an answer
It’s more love.” -Dixie Chicks
Instead of hating, complaining, comparing, blaming, regretting, shaming, or judging, go within, and ask “How can I be more loving right now?” Then do whatever that is. #morelove