Monday, March 16, 2015

Who is Your Enemy?

Looking at the woman in the mirror

Who is Your Enemy?
America has fought so many wars. I’m not talking about Vietnam, or even World Wars 1 and 2. I’m referring to the wars we fight against drugs and obesity, hunger, poverty, isms and lack of faith.
We have actually come to believe that fighting something is the same as changing something.
We all have our own private enemy. We wake up in the morning and declare our allegiance to every and anything our enemy is against. We believe that all of our problems, and I mean all of them, can be traced to the person or job or government agency whom we’ve declared as enemy number one.
Think about it for a second. Who or what do you give negative energy to? Whose name do you feel a need to mention negatively over and over again? In whom do you constantly find fault?
Satan, the enemy and the boogie man have been stand-ins for a great deal of what we refuse to see as our own doing. I’m not saying that protagonists don’t exist; I’m saying that you give them too much power.
What we give energy to expands and it does so exponentially.
Mother Teresa once declared that she did not have time to attend rallies against anything, but if there was a march for peace; then she’d be there.
Instead of standing against something, let’s stand for love, peace, kindness and the will to be compassionate.
Let’s rally for love and fight only against the negative thoughts that swim around the name you have chosen as your new target of “if-it-wasn’t-for you.”
Pray for peace and give thought to those who do the right thing. Lift them up and share stories about them.
Talk about the joy that is in your life and I know that you will feel a difference.
Share that joy with others and you will make a difference.
Be you, be well, be standing for love.
Bertice Berry, PhD.

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