I came across this poem by Walk the Earth:
When you fill your mind with thoughts of kindness, love, faith, hope, & joy, your reality will become all of these things. You will start to see kindness in the world. You will start to feel love as you go about your day. You will notice more of the little joys of life. You’ve tried listening to your fears and doubts and they’ve never brought you happiness. It’s time to start choosing love. It’s time you start choosing faith.
– Walk the Earth
It isn’t difficult to worry about the state of things in the world. When we focus on it too much, it can become heavy and tends to stand in the way of our every day goal of creating moments of joy; of being kind. When we feel the weight of our challenges, we can begin to lose faith that things will eventually be lighter. This isn’t just about ‘positive thinking,’ for we must align with process – rather it is about keeping our balance. It is about making sure that we are choosing to lean into hope over fear, and faith over doubt. We can also be reminded that we also have the power within us to act:
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn
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