OCTOBER 2, 2019 / KENNETH LAWS II / 0 COMMENTS
Tonight, I have been inspired to write about gifts, to be
more specific, the gifts we have either received or become aware of. In my
limited personal experience, it has been the gift I have become aware of. My
gift is the gift of writing.
I did not become aware of this gift until 5 years ago when a
series of life altering events occurred in my life. It was then when I began to
evaluate what happened in my life and began to journal about those events.
After a short period of time I began to realize that I had been given a gift of
writing, one in which I had not become aware of until that very moment.
I began to write of love and the wisdom I had gained from
life experiences. I came to realize that what I was putting on paper, or
typing, was beyond my years. It was then, and only then, when I realized that I
had something to give, something to share. It has now become my purpose to
share with any and all who will listen the importance of love and acceptance
for all, no matter what their personal beliefs are.
I had been bestowed a gift of sharing my life’s experiences
with all who would listen as it relates to love and oneness. I feel the need to
write about love, simply because it is the opposite of hate, something we have
too much of today. I write of oneness simply because we have so much division
in our daily lives portrayed upon us today.
Hate and division will completely destroy a nation, if not
the whole world as we know it. I simply do not understand why we must take
sides with every action that is placed before us by our people and our
governments. I know in my heart that any division created within a country
makes the people of that country more reliant on the government, or those that
rule the nation.
I think we have all heard the phrase” a divided country we
will fall and united we will stand”. I am of the belief that all people as a
whole are starting to see the truth that lies before them, we all come from the
same place, the same people. If we were to look at it from a biblical standpoint,
we ALL came from Adam and Eve.
I am not stating that I simply subscribe to Christianity as
a whole, but I do subscribe to Humanity, and loving-kindness. If we could only
open our eyes just a little wider and understand that all religious beliefs are
derived from the same principle of nothing other than love. In the end, they
all teach love, unity, oneness and kindness.
As a human race, non-secular, we can succeed in moving past
our differences, and move towards a more unified body as a whole. This can be
very hard to conceive when we rely on TV and social media as our only outlet
for news. The media will give to you what they want you to believe, it has been
proven time and time again. Social media has been able to tap into your likes
and dislikes and continue to place in front of you that which you subscribe to
and allows for no other opinion other than that which you believe.
I will quote something I heard today, “That which you focus
on will be your life”. In other words, if you continue to focus on lack and
need, you will always lack and need. If you continue to focus on division, you
will always be divided, seeing only black and white, so to speak. There is no
need to create animosity or differences among people of different backgrounds
or religions or opinions for that matter, we should simply seek the
similarities that we all have. We all, and this is an assumption, seek to live
a happy, peaceful, and rewarding life.
This in and of itself can take up an entire page, so I will
keep this limited. It all depends on our definitions of happy, peaceful and
rewarding life. I do know that we can all agree on basic principles of living
which include living in a peaceful environment, happy without seeing others in
pain or suffering, and rewarding in knowing that we are giving back to humanity
in some fashion. Happy, well that depends on what each one of us defines as “Happy”.
I can say that when I can experience all of the above then I am happy.
I am of the belief that we can all achieve this by seeking
the similarities we have instead of the differences. I go back to that which we
focus on, when we seek nothing but differences, we will always see them. When
we look for similarities in humankind, we will always see them. All it takes is
to open our eyes a little bit wider to see that we all have a common goal; to
live in peace and happiness.
I will end by saying that I cannot name a single person who
seeks happiness by living in a divided land full of war and poverty, it simply
cannot exist. I cannot name a person who seeks peace by living in a divided
land, it simply cannot exist.
When we ultimately think that we are better than another
human being, we are not seeking peace, we are seeking control. When we think
that money will buy all the happiness we can stand, ask those who are genuinely
happy without it. May we find that it all exists within the simplicity of our
daily lives. That is, in my limited personal experience, where ultimate peace
from within lies.
Namaste~ my friends