“Love casts out fear” ~ Dorothy Day
There is so much going on in our world right now, turn on the TV, internet or just turn on your phone and you are hit with a firestorm of negativity fueled by hate, dislike or unhappiness.
Where’s the LOVE?
It’s right here where it has always been, hidden behind walls, doors and hearts until it is asked to come out in public when something horrific happens. Then it is shared across all media like it’s a new bright and shiny thing we have yet to see.
Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing people coming together when things turn ugly, showing their love for whatever the reason or cause. I want to see more positive things on the news, social media and on my phone rather than all of the other negative stuff.
But what I don’t love is having to wait for a tragedy to happen to see all of those things in bright lights. Why can’t we see more of the love and less of the hate and fear?
Because love doesn’t sell in the media world, it doesn’t draw you into a vortex of tragedy. It doesn’t “play well” with politics or war or most news stories.
But we all need more of it, more compassion, more positive words. And it all starts with us, you and me.
We can feed the hate and negativity through our words and actions or we can send out LOVE with our words, energy and actions.
LOVE is always here, waiting, hoping for a chance to grow stronger, move mountains and change our lives and the world into a place where love lives full time.
So send out some love right now to someone (that you might not even know) that is hurting. Give a hug to a friend or stranger that might need the support. Change your language to include more positive uplifting statements or declarations so that energy goes out in a good way.
Turn off the news, social media and your phone if you find yourself with your shoulders tight and your jaw clenched. Turn off the hate and fear.
Be brave, breathe deep and send out more LOVE.
P.S. And I LOVE all of you for spending your time here on Zen Chick!