Recently, I was having a conversation with a dear friend (and powerful healer woman) about the situation in Israel and Gaza, the prejudices we all hold and the true way to peace. Her words inspired me greatly and I encouraged her to write them down for all of us to share and re-share. Please read. We are all responsible for the love or hate we hold in our hearts. Love it all. It is the only way I know.
She asked to remain anonymous. Thank you JP.
I am sending this message in an attempt to address the prejudice and intolerance we too often find ourselves, drinking from the same river in which such currents flow. Armored with our own woundedness and fear, we set out to prove the offenders wrong, and ourselves right, arguing and debating our defense point. We silence their voices in order that ours will be heard, or in its extreme form, to punish the evildoers. In this mind-SET, we enter from the other side into the same river of pain and suffering from which the transgressions arose. Albert Einstein said, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.