Hello. It's been a difficult week especially with the news of the bombing in Mumbai. My heart goes out to all those innocent people who got hurt and are hurting.
It is at times like this, that some people would say...Is there a God? Where does spirituality and good vibes get us, if in a moment terror can strike? Will our planet ever experience universal peace and unity?
I for sure can not give up feeling that the our essence is love and by believing in love, it does reduce the level of hate that could exist in the world. I am not alone in my thoughts. On our site Essence Of Life, www.eolife.org, we have writers from all over the world sharing their conviction in the power of love.
Zainab Salbi is a woman who is well known for the help she gives to women in war torn countries and reading about her is inspiring. Writer and therapist Bala Jaison suggests ways for conflict resolution and believes that there need not be only one winner in a conflict. And we also have words written by HRH the Dalai Lama about the value of love, compassion and tolerance. Recently I read that the Dalai Lama is the most popular world leader. So there's hope. For he is a man who despite losing his homeland, refuses to be aggressive or violent in any way but rather extends compassion and loving kindness to all people.
Writer Kent Keith suggests facing the worst in the world with the best in ourselves. And in this wonderful article provided by New World Library he asks why we cannot be deeply happy?
All human beings have virtues and we are all God's children with a divine spark. Let us forgive those who trespass against us and never give up the hope that we may all find the peace within that is the first step to world peace.