Love not Fear

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Our world is calling out for more love.  That will be the only antidote to fear.


When we allow something more expansive to take place in our heart.


When we stop to listen to ourselves and our self-serving agendas, our narrow focuses on our own best interests and take a larger view of humanity and the world and how we might all start working together in a way that truly serves us all.


When self-righteousness and self-justification give way to gratitude and acknowledgement of progress and all the good we possess right here, right now.


When we look beyond our borders and have compassion on the other.


When we can be sure we have exhausted all avenues of giving can we rightfully complain about our poverty.


When we can stand assured of our responsibilities, not just our rights.


When we stand not in anger nor the self-justification that wounds and kills.  But when our heart dares to bleed for another.


When we can look beyond our borders and commit to something bigger than ourselves.


When those in power have the humility to listen and those that are lead the willingness to progress.


When the hatred that burns in our streets gives way to the fire of love in our hearts.




We have not come here to take prisoners

by Hafiz

We have not come here to take prisoners,

But to surrender ever more deeply

To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world

To hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear,

From anything

That may not strengthen

Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,

From anyone likely

To put a sharp knife

Into the sacred, tender vision

Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend

Those aspects of obedience

That stand outside of our house

And shout to our reason 
“O please, O please 
Come out and play.”

For we have not come here to take prisoners

Or to confine our wondrous spirits,

But to experience ever and ever more deeply

Our divine courage, freedom, and 

Published by Caroline Watson

Founder of Hua Dan, a China-based social enterprise that uses the power of participation in theatre as a tool for personal and social transformation. Young Global Leader 2011 of the World Economic Forum. Writer, speaker and entrepreneur.

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