Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
“Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life.” ~St. Frances of Assisi~
When you witness hatred, know that it’s opposite is absolutely possible. As a conscious soul in the process of awakening, you have the opportunity to play the role of love in that type of equation. The trick is to recognize the dysfunction while choosing to remain in balance and non-reactive.
It takes practice to maintain a sense of calm in the face of intense negativity; however, that is the purpose of the spiritual seeker. After all, anyone can be zen while meditating on a mountaintop. We are called upon to bring a higher energy to challenging situations.
While you already have the tools you need to face these circumstances with grace, your challenges provide an opportunity to hone these skills and witness them in action. It takes the ideas and concepts you are learning and allows you to put them into practical motion.
We are light-bringers in a world that often seems filled with darkness. Your purpose is to awaken, to teach and to serve.