I love seeing headlines like this!
The intolerant cannot and will not stand. It goes against the very flow of creation. They will die away and be born again into a world of love for all whether they like it or not (but I have a feeling they will like it a whole lot better) I know... people say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. ;) The more we dream this dream the more we will see it come true. I believe it is our destiny to forever end the fear and ignorance that is at the heart of racism.
About the RAGE that is triggered in me when it comes to racism: A reaction to the Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally August 16th 2017:
I am a student of peace, a warrior of love. It's times like this when I am truly challenged; when my rage and grief threatens to consume me and I am for a moment blind. In that darkness I feel the the emptiness and disconnect that comes with rage ~ the disconnection from my source and my true power. All I want to do is rage on, lash out. But I cannot live in that darkness for long. I cannot breathe there. It is not who I am or how I thrive. I know this so well. So from the bottom I look up. I am looking for the teachers, the light bringers to bring me to place where I can breathe deep again. And I thank all the powers that be they are there in force. Those whose words of wisdom change my life for the better in an instant. Theses are the ones I wish to learn from and stand beside. These are the ones that will ultimately heal this and I know this to the core of my being. They give me strength to rise up and remind me that I am not alone. Oh and we are so not alone in this brothers and sisters. These bigots are trying to make us mad and blind us with our own rage. They are trying to start a war. They are ignorant and filled with fear and they will not succeed. They are a tiny scar on the beautiful, ever diverse face of humanity. Breathe in that knowing and find your calm, for this is the place of strength that endures and robs them of their goal of chaos. I stand beside those who stand in non violent protest against the evil of racism in all its forms. It does not belong in the land of the free. It does not belong anywhere there are human beings. And if someone comes at me with a friggin torch, etc. I will defend myself and be sure. I choose to walk a path of healing and unity. I don't know what that path fully looks like right now but i know how it starts. It starts with the choice to walk that path, the ability to expand my vision beyond what I see to what I know and believe is possible, and an unstoppable will to succeed.
"Non - violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man." Mahatma Gandi
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright day break of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die" Buddha
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love..." Barack Obama tweeting Nelson Mandela 8/12/17 ~ it has become the number one liked tweet of all time
"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones."