All Lives Matter!

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Watching the news and being on social media these past few days has been the most gruelling it’s ever been. Especially if you subscribe to Al Jazeera , where they air news from across the globe; indiscriminately.

We’ve seen the situation in LA. We’ve seen the situation in Iraq. We’ve seen the situation in Texas.  And, while I am on the other side of the globe, I still believe that the impact is felt and it should be addressed.

Hate is not something we are born with. Racism, tribalism, and discrimination are all things that we are NOT born with. We acquire these characteristics. We allow them to come into our lives and take away our peace, our sense of humanity and the godliness in us.

Why?

Because we allow external forces to control our thinking; our minds; our day to day living; and at some point, our lives.

But hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. And darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.

We are not compelled to be controlled, to follow what has been before or to blindly accept that which is oppressive to us and takes away our dignity, integrity and self respect.

Take a stand, and be different.

Be the exception.

Be the change you want to see in this world. One step at a time.

Have a blessed Saturday!

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