True non-violence is an impossibility without the possession of unadulterated fearlessness. – Mahatma Gandhi
Fear drives a lot of our behavior. We fear loss of relationships, health or wealth and that leads to our reactions to life and to others. The flip side is love. When we experience love, fear has no place inside us. To eliminate fear, which we all want to do, 2 things, in my opinion are necessary:
- Faith: A faith in the goodness of the Universe, in God and in the ultimate triumph over any and all evil.
- Love: With that faith as our basis we can attempt to connect with that very energy that resides within us. This energy is Love itself.
flow with love
As we start connecting with that deep peace within us, love gushes up just like a spring fountain! That love then must be distributed to others through genuine service if we are to maintain it. The divine loop is complete: God <—> Self <—> Others. Then love starts to flow through us, from God to others and non-violence is the natural result. We’re fearless because nothing of consequence can hurt us. Life is wonderful!
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM love personified!