“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
I cannot help but to speak my mind here. As we are all aware of the love in the world, we are all certainly aware of the evil that lives alongside us every day. My heart is sad for all those brutally killed in Paris. My love and thoughts are with those who lost their dear ones, their friends and their family. I hope that in their bereavement they are to find hope and peace. I pray that they do not find fear.
I try to tell myself that there just can’t be this much hatred and darkness in the world. I try to convince myself that hope still exists for mankind. But what is this word, mankind? Is man truly kind to anything? A person is kind at times. But, are we collectively a kind species, or are we afraid of ourselves? Are we so afraid of life that we cannot live in peace?
In the wake of the horrible attacks in Paris, it seems that people have thrown their frustrations and fears once again into the wide world of social media. My news-feed is trumped with hateful posts condemning all Muslims, condemnation of Islam as a whole, and vows of vengeance and retaliation fill the air, the news and the radio.
American states revoke or do not want the acceptance of any Syrian refugees. People buy guns, ammunition and stay glued to their news media for more information on the unfolding terror. ISIS vows to attack America in Washington, spreading its reign of hellfire across the globe until only Islam remains.
This is the world we live in. This is the world that we have created for ourselves, believe it or don’t.
This is the fear of life. It is caused from thousands of years of religious persecution on all sides, prejudice and blind ego; wars are created and fought in the name of God, countries taken, slaves taken, people are burned, shot and beheaded and resources are seized all in the name of the most high. Those who fight this way know nothing of God, nothing of spirit and nothing of peace. These men only know terror, vengeance and fear.
They are too afraid of life to live peacefully.
Some buy into the fear. Some vow to fight back. Opinions of differing views cause rifts within families and friendships. This further isolates us from one another. The more fear we accept, the more we project fear onto each other and out into the world. We are silently causing our own demise, through this fear of life.
We must not fear life. This is no way for any sentient being to live. Once we become fearful, we change. We change the energy within and around us. We become a negative vibration. We become a tuning fork for more fear, more carnage and more madness. We are unknowingly tuning into chaos, becoming rage. We become everything that the merciless enemies of the world want us to become. We become like them through this fear of life.
Stay vigilant through the darkness and seek only light. Replace fear with hope.
My hope remains strong for all people. In my heart, I believe there to be far more love and light in the world than what we may see or hear about today. Only in the hearts of many will we find the peace that we all truly seek in life.
Do not fear life and never fear the light even in the darkness. Embrace it and shine.
Prayers of love and peace for all.