What is this force that is driving our planets people towards change?
What is this feeling within that tastes like the first bite of freedom before the revolution?
When EVERYTHING will change in our world as we know it.
This inner force feels as fragile as a butterflies wings and as mighty as a dragons fire.
A gift that is precious in the heart of love and devastating in the grips of egomaniacal and power-hungry hands.
You can sense both sides within…..
A reminder always of how human we are.
And then I remember the starving children
Women with no rights
Animals used as cosmetics testing disposables or killed alive to adorn a women in fur…
Abuse, rape and the suppression of human freedom
Children losing their childhood in a sweatshop
to clothe our incessant appetite for fashion….
I see the destruction of earth’s most precious resources
The rape of our rainforests, mountains, oceans, and lands.
We have forgotten how to live symbiotically with the land
and are blind to that destroyed for gain.
Towers belch toxins
Rivers flow poisoned
Lands are too toxic to support life
Wildlife washes up on our shores and life suffocates in our rivers.
Cruelty, persecution, racism, and the painful divisions of religion fuel wars
GREED numbs conscience
Mankind turns a blind eye to truth.
There is a force within
And I KNOW this butterfly in my heart
holds a LIONS roar.
My voice is understood by every tongue as it speaks heart
My love is infinite and reaches everything truly alive
My desire for change so palpable it resuscitates sleeping hearts.
Where there is love
Where hope grows
Faith is unshakeable
This feeling within
IS THE CHANGE
“Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.When in despair I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won; there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.Fear and love are contradictory terms. Love is reckless in giving away, oblivious as to what it gets in return. Love wrestles with the world as with the self and ultimately gains mastery over all other feelings.My daily experience, as of those who are working with me, is that every problem lends itself to solution if we are determined to make the law of truth and non-violence the law of life. For truth and non-violence are, to me, faces of the same coin.The law of love will work, just as the law of gravitation will work, whether we accept it or not.Just as a scientist will work wonders out of various applications of the law of nature, even so a man who applies the law of love with scientific precision can work greater wonders….Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which though easy enough to understand is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.Nonviolence and cowardice are contradictory terms. Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice. Nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate. Nonviolence always suffers, cowardice would always inflict suffering. Perfect nonviolence is the highest bravery. Nonviolent conduct is never demoralizing, cowardice always is.Destruction is not the law of humans. Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.It is the law of love that rules mankind.Had violence, i.e. hate, ruled us we should have become extinct long ago. And yet, the tragedy of it is that the so-called civilized men and nations conduct themselves as if the basis of society was violence.Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not.The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations have not gone far enough and so it is not possible for everyone to see all its workings.“Through the Heart we may come to know the Love of God; through the Heart we may become the Love of God. “