As I sat on the plane this afternoon looking at the beautiful pastel skies, I thought about the events of the last few days. Both personal and the current affairs. It always strikes me when visiting the Czech Republic how vaguely xenophobic the general mood there always seems to be.
Living in London, arguably the most diverse and multicultural city in the world, it's easy to forget that the majority of the world is anything but. It's easy to forget how powerful the combination of heavily edited news propaganda and the inherent fear of the unknown is. So much fear. So much violence. So much sadness. So much hopelessness in the world. The absence of immediate practical solution is overwhelming.
But there is a solution (I believe it is a solution): We need to, as a species, learn how to LOVE more than we hate. Visual, cultural, political, religious etc differences or not. I have been previously accused of being naive for saying things like that but I disagree. I truly and from the bottom of my heart and soul believe that LOVE is the solution. The unconditional, all encompassing kind that has no opposite.
Loving Kindness meditation (metta)
I am healed, I am whole
I am loved, I am loving
You are healed, you are whole
You are loved, you are loving
We are healed, we are whole
We are loved, we are loving
(via Sally Kempton on Yogaglo)