Today in honor of the victimized families of Atlanta shooting and all the recent violent cases towards Asian community, I want to share a few quotes from the greatest Martin Luther King Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
My heart goes to the families of the victims. My tears are just gushing out while I’m writing. I’m saddened by what’s happening around us. We can’t help but to ask why:
Why is there so much hate against someone who they don’t even know?
Why can we be so heartless towards another human being?
Why does the color of the skin matter?
Why does race matter?
We got so many questions that pented up inside of us that we may feel angry. We may feel hopeless.
But I’m also a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. This has happened to shook us and awaken us. I believe the question we need to ask is HOW. This is the time to call for justice and love and courage and healing. We ALL need to be awakened and to acknowledge the fact that we are ONE. We are all interconnected. We all need to vibrate the highest vibration which is love. Only love can drive out the hate and the darkness.
This is the time where you can not be silent any more. We all need to speak up and take actions. Let’s speak up about inclusion. Let’s act from a space of abundance. Let’s act from a space of love. Do a random act of kindness for people around you especially Asian. Show some kindness. Your words matter. Your actions matter. Even a simple smile will create a ripple effect. Let’s show people around us that they are seen, they are heard, they are loved and they matter. Never underestimate a small act of kindness.
Here is a call-to-action: I challenge you to do 1 act of kindness towards Asian for 7 days and forward this post to challenge three people to do the same.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Wikipedia