“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Remember, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” ~ Yoda
It is during dark times that dark thoughts and feelings creep up. Beware! Hatred is not overcome by hatred; through love alone is hatred overcome. Do not feed the dark side with more hostility and rage. This only makes it stronger. Beware, because, in the end, it may engulf and consume you completely. Pause, and ask yourself, “What am I thinking? What am I feeling? “ And if the thoughts and feelings may strengthen the dark side, don’t let them get a hold of you. Try something different. Ask yourself, “How can I dispel these dark thoughts and emotions with love? How can I be a bringer of optimism, hope and peace?” Remember S. T. O. P. — Stop, take a breath, observe, and only then proceed.
Be mindful, choose wisely, and respond with love.
Be the peace you want to see in the world.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference
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Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who hopes to inspire people to live lives that matter. He is a promoter of peace who believes that Heaven is here, if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful living, and organizes Silent Peace Walks.