I Have a Dream
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King
I dream of the day when we achieve Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of living in a world where we treat each other with love as brothers and sisters, living in peace and harmony as a society.
Michael wrote a compelling post comparing our world to a den of cacophony with so many people rushing to be seen and heard, solve problems, and fix the world. His insights came in quite reflection when he was feeling at peace and one with the world. Michael’s conclusion is that the only true solution lies in beingness; to relax, be our true selves, and allow life to be life. In other words, there is nothing we need to do, but open our hearts, unify with the world, and allow life to unfold. I’m paraphrasing, but I agree with his conclusion. Individually and collectively, we are so busy solving problems, fixing things, improving ourselves, and chasing dreams and happiness that we rarely live or act from unity with the world.
For reference, here is Michael’s insightful reflection on life called Coming to Life.
I have been a peacenik ever since my teen years, instantly resonating with the messages of peace and love that filled much of our popular culture in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement sparked the imagination of many who wanted to live free, equal, and in peace. Gradually, the focus shifted to protesting the Vietnam War and the industrial complex and war machine. But none of those dreams ever quite materialized. In fact, we seem to have gone backwards, with wars, corporatocracy, division, inequity, and environmental damage all growing in the last 50 years.
I may be a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. ~ John Lennon
For inspiration you might want to watch John Lennon’s Imagine video.
Reading Michael’s post reminded me that we may need a spiritual solution instead of a material solution. We might need to lay down our arms (literal and figurative); our righteousness, goals, solutions, and other ideas based on separation. Instead, focus more on unifying with our hearts, spirit, and the world first. Then, with open hearts and minds, life can flow through us. And please remember, we don’t control the universe. But as humble servants, we might be able to help life transform and heal our world. Or maybe we don’t need to DO anything; simply BE in a state of love and unity, allowing life and nature to flow freely.
For more tips on helping to bring about peace, here is a post I wrote called What the World Needs Now.
Peace, love, and hugs for all!