Coming back from the beauty of vacation and being off the gird for seven days has been an exceptionally challenging transition this week given the news we heard as we arrived home. Learning about what had been happening in Charlottesville, NC was frightening and appalling.
My thoughts will be brief this week. Barack Obama’s quote from Nelson Mandela says it all, “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 … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
I’m committed to keep moving forward in love.
I will continue to challenge myself to speak out when people are being treated unjust or being suppressed. I will stop and lend them a hand.
I will continue to work with business and organizational leaders as they strive to create a safe and just work culture where all employees have the opportunity to thrive.
I will continue to help raise awareness of the subtle ways unjust behaviors show up within each of us, including me and create new ways of thinking and begin to shift the behavior.
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King
I will continue to keep strengthening my muscle and push for positive change one small step at a time.
Will you join me? What will you do today to move yourself closer to love for one another?
If each person takes one small courageous step each day, we will change the world and shift it closer to love and light where hate will be extinguished.
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