This is my mantra.
Hate does a number on the body and soul. It destroys lives. It festers. It sits in the stomach like too much fondue and rots away at your insides.
Yet, as we celebrate the life of MLK today and read his many soulful and thought-provoking quotes, the hate goes on, and is actually escalating. Not just post-election hate (yes John Lewis should read this quote!), but the hate around the world – hate from one religion to another, hate from one culture to another, hate from one color to another, hate from one profession to another….I don’t see an end to it any time soon.
What heals hate? I think the answer to that it letting go of the hate you feel. Easier said than done if you feel aggrieved or have been wronged, but the people I see who find peace are the ones who move past the hate, find some way to accept what happened to them and maybe even forgive the perpetrator.
Not to sound trite, but life is so damn short so to keep hate in your heart seems useless and a waste of what time we do have on this earth.
Have a good Monday.