A sad, harsh truth regarding the world we live in today is that there is pain and suffering all around us. Wanting to live in a world without pain and suffering is natural; it’s something that almost everyone desires. Yet, there are individuals who, time and time again, show the rest of the world that evil is out there.
Recently, the worst mass shooting in United States history unfolded at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, leaving behind in its wake an angry, confused, and heartbroken nation.
While many people were affected by this tragedy directly, an entire community and way of life was targeted with hatred. If you find yourself overwhelmed with negative thoughts and energies, try shifting that focus onto love.
Be grateful for all of the different types of love you have in your life, and focus on how much love you bring into the worlds of others.
Remember these ten uplifting quotes when your mind is wading through darkness:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” ~ Elie Weisel
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” ~ John Lennon
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver or gold.” ~ Bob Marley
‘Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.’ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” ~ Aristotle
“There is peace even in the storm.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not the absence of violence. Peace is the manifestation of human compassion” ~ Dalai Lama
Source: Mind Body Green