Hate is such an ugly thing.
Why is there so much hate in our world? What does it accomplish? Does it make the person who hates feel better? Does it solve any problems? Does it impart social, spiritual, economic, or personal change and growth?
What do you think?
Hatred is bred from many things. It can come from intolerance, sadness, and anger. It can be learned—whole generations on our planet feel hatred toward others only because they were taught to. It can come from lack of empathy—those who fail to understand others sometimes fear them, which can lead to hate if they fail to seek understanding. It often comes from fear; fear of change, fear of harm, fear of the unknown, fear of pain…
No matter where hate’s roots form, the plant they grow is withered and twisted, a blight on life’s light. It sucks joy from life as quickly as the burning sun sucks water from the desert. And none can hate without damaging themselves more than the object of their hatred because to feel hatred for someone, one must repeatedly think of the things they hate about them. They must focus on them with burning anger and stoke those flames daily.
A Warning to Those Who Hate…It Consumes You, Devouring Love and Joy, Leaving an Empty Shell in the End.
Is that what you want?
Of course not!
Hating another also gives them power over you because you’ll find yourself shaping your life and actions based on decisions born of hatred… And answering hatred with hatred is no answer at all. That destroys both parties.
Imagine this, hate is like a stone. When you answer hate with hate it’s like slamming two stones against each other. What happens? They chip or shatter.
Love is like water. When you throw the stone of hate into the water of love it sinks. Sure it splashes and breaks the surface, but then it sinks and the surface heals. In the end the water of love is undamaged and it embraces the stone of hate. It surrounds the stone of hate and wears it away. Given enough time the stone is gone and the waters of love flow on.
Think of this: Gandhi changed the world with love. Mother Theresa changed the world with love. Martin Luther King changed the world with love. And so have many others, perhaps not on such a grand scale, but they changed it nonetheless.
Sure, they may have hated how something was, but they didn’t focus on that. They used their feelings of disquiet and angst to fuel their desire to have a positive impact on the world. They focused on changing the world through love.
The only antidote for hate is love.
What are you going to do?
You are The Master of Your Destiny!