Upon waking in the morning and turning on the news, you’re immediately filled with stories of injustice, prejudice, violent protests, cruelty, greed, ignorance, and the like.
Feelings of anger, sadness and perhaps even a desire for revenge bubble up inside of you. You wonder what’s going on in the world — how we came to this point where so many people look more at our differences, instead of seeing our similarities and then striving to somehow be a part of the solution.
With a strong sense of fear and anger circulating — as we regularly see in the news — it seems that in response to it, there is often more of the same.
Mahatma Gandhi is frequently quoted as saying,
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
When I first heard this quote, I was struck by the visual.
It is this idea that in choosing to punish another (or even just harbor hate or ill-will or spread a negative message in response to another’s actions) — even if just in your imagination — we are all harmed to some degree in the process. We end up spreading suffering and perpetuating more conflict even if we don’t realize it.
It is this cycle of unconscious living that has blinded many from seeing their... READ MORE >>
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