Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"No More Hurting People- Peace" - Martin Richard
"No More Hurting People- Peace" - Martin Richard, 8 , Youngest victim from Boston Terror Attacks
Almost a year prior to the day he died, young Martin Richard had a message for the world- "No more hurting People- Peace". The message is simple we must stop hurting each other. It may have been deeper comment than his 8 year old mind could have ever comprehend or perhaps its our older, selfish and weakened minds that cannot conceive the concept of not hurting others. Sometimes we are so offended at others we become hell-bent on revenge, on getting back at others. An eye for an eye will only end up making the whole world blind.
Where are YOU lacking peace in your world? Most likely its because YOU are hurting someone or you are hurting YOURSELF. Either way, someone is hurting and doing the hurting and it may be the same person.
Take a moment to look at the facebook posts of all your contacts today. What are they saying? Is it building others up or tearing them down? What affect is it having on you?
What do your posts say about you? Ghandi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". Well, are you that agent of change? STOP worrying about what others are doing or what they aren't doing and worry MORE about What YOU are doing to make this world we live in a better place?
Do YOU easily get angry over any misfortunate things, quick to blame others when we IGNORE our own actions that may have brought us there in the first place? Are we quick to assume the intentions of others and then responding in kind? Fighting fire with fire? If someone burns down your house and you in turn burn down their home all that has happened is two people are now homeless and hurting. (no more hurting people-peace). Revenge is just as sickening a disease as Cancer or AIDS and is just as deadly.
Martin Richard wanted people to stop hurting each other. He wanted the world to stop hurting each other and perhaps most personal of all, He wanted YOU to stop hurting others and he wanted YOU to stop hurting yourself. Love is so much stronger than hate. Love unites, hate destroys.
I exhort ALL of YOU to examine what YOU are really doing with YOUR LIFE. Are YOU promoting peace or planning hurt for others; or for yourself.
Why does it take appalling acts to unite? We can be united by simply being kind to ALL we come in contact with because are we ALL are hurting to some degree? We all can literally change the world if we simply stop hurting people or ourselves.
May our words be the bandages that heal wounds and once and for all 'No more hurting people; Peace"
Martin- We will do our best and we can only hope for every dear, sweet boy like you that is taken from us 10 more just like you appear.