Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong
By Cristy Cali
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There‘s a saying that goes,“Your power ends where your fear begins.“
But, what is fear exactly?
Billions of people experienced the last 24 hours differently. Fear takes on many different forms, depending on your own beliefs. Just as one man‘s trash is another man‘s treasure, one man’s nightmare is another’s dream.
So, where do fears come from? Why do we, at times, react so uncontrollably?
Instinctually, to survive. The initial reaction to defend oneself applies whether the threat is to life or to emotions. Frustration leads to anger and possibly violence when someone is trying to control the free will of another, regardless of their intentions.
However, not every fear we obtain is a threat to the safety of our physical lives. Why then, do we still feel a loss of control?
If you remember anything from this article, let it be this: Our beliefs shape our reality.
The reason division occurs is because people are living in different realities. We all believe we are separate from one another because life on Earth certainly can make us feel this way. But if you take a moment to reflect on this idea, hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the world from my vista. We are all a part of the greater whole. Spiritually, every person on this planet is a product of the same Creator. On the “other side,” we are all truly brothers and sisters.
One of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs came after he was diagnosed with cancer: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don‘t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It‘s life‘s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
We need to live our lives how we wish to be remembered. Respond with love whenever possible in the face of anger or despair. Call your loved ones to express your appreciation for them. Lend a hand when granted a convenient opportunity. We are the channels through which the Divine takes action, which requires exemplary qualities like strength and courage. We already have access to greatness every day, we just have to enact on our free will and choose to take part.