Quote

May you fill your heart with so much love that there is no room for hate.

Evita Ochel

Reflection

If you want personal and collective wellbeing, you need to take a heart-centered approach to how you treat the “other” — other sex, other race, other religion, other culture, other political party, other belief system, other point of view.

Nothing good will come from division, separation, violence, anger and hostility. Solutions for personal and collective wellbeing reside in love, unity, empathy, peace and forgiveness. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to like everyone or everything, or agree with perspectives that do not match your world view, or get abused in the process, but it also doesn’t mean that you need to hate.

The path of enlightened living is a path where we and “other” can coexist in peace by focusing more on our similarities than our differences, and focusing more on the solutions than the problems. And the solutions always start with us—our choices and actions, which collectively create the very world we have.