In light of the recent alt-right rally and terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, I think it’s clearer than ever than the world needs more love. I’m uninterested in writing a think piece that analyzes the motivations of people who see other people as beneath them. There enough people doing that. I am uninterested in condemning the president for what he could have done. The truth is that we the people hold the power, and we wield that power in our thoughts, words, and deeds everyday. So, below I am offering some thought/word jewels. Think these words every time you get angry. Speak these words whenever you feel rage. Watch the world around you, and within you, succumb to peace.
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words are things. You can put a few words together and make people want to go to war. Put a different set of words together and make them long for peace. -Maya Angelou
Hope for good. Allow for better. -Christina Wong Yap
Grace is always sufficient. -Anne Lamotte
There are no prerequisites to worthiness. -Brene Brown
Love is what were born with. Fear is what we learned here. -Marianne Williamson
Correction is the job of the Holy Spirit. –A Course in Miracles
Faith is a living daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. -Martin Luther
No hater can block a blessing. -Kelundra Smith
Absolute surrender is not about me getting closer to God, but allowing God to get closer to me. -Josh Belvins
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in the end. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
You loving me. Me loving you. God loving us. There is nothing more powerful than that. -Iyanla Vanzant