Monday, June 13, 2016

We Need Pride More than Ever: Some Positive Affirmations on Orlando


“This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation — is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.”--President Barack Obama 

We need pride more than ever.

I know that love surrounds us, is within us, and is us.

I know that the joy of human connection will always overcome hate.

I know that an open heart is infinitely stronger than a closed one.

I know that a gentle touch with an open hand will always resonate more strongly than a closed fist.

I know that we are all one--a spirit that's alive and perfect.

I know that our similarities define us way more than our differences.

I know that we will heal and emerge stronger.

I know that hate is never the solution, only the problem.

I know that love is at our core.

I know...love heals every one and everything

I say these words two days after the massacre of my brothers and sisters in Orlando, FL. I hope that by directing my thoughts toward the good, toward the positive, toward love, toward grace...will help myself and others heal.


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