All you need is love.
~ John Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
The deluge of news about acts of terror at home and around the world makes it easy to believe that danger lurks behind every door, that we are not safe, and that we must then be wary of everyone who is different from us. Otherness becomes a defense for fear and suspicion, which hardens into irrational beliefs that lead us to act out against innocent people. Closed doors, hearts, and minds are the enemy of life.
It is a dangerous progression. And the media, in reporting the rhetoric of hate, further deepens ignorance and extremism.
I’ve written before about the power of words and how they affect seeing.
Clarity of vision demands a receptive, compassionate heart, free of labels and preconceptions.
So let the feeling be love.